Caught On Camera

Jul 30, 2013 1:10 PM

Lubbock Police Foil Teen's Attempted Suicide

LUBBOCK (KCBD) - Lubbock police handled a tense situation Thursday night. A young officer came upon a 17-year old straddling the edge of the 42nd Street overpass on I-27, threatening to jump.

Sergeant Jason Lewis says that's when Officer Mario Sandoval's training came into play. The officer knew one wrong move could have deadly consequences.

"There's a lot of things that go through your head in that split second," Lewis said.

Sandoval had to act carefully, but quickly.

"You think, if I do this and I grab him, is he going to pull me over the edge? Is he still going to manage to jump? There's a lot to think about. He's not running up on him. Exiting the vehicle, saying hey, this is who I am, how can we help you? What can we do for you?" Lewis said.

Read More:


Top Videos

1 2 3 4

Submit News

Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.

Most Popular

KRISTV.COM is Social!

Click the icons above to receive News, Weather, and Sports alerts from KRISTV.COM!


Contact Us
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Photo Central
Look at photos and videos and share them!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get on your mobile or PDA!
KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
Texas Lottery
See the latest winning numbers!
6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more