Friday, 06. March 2015
21. 05. 14. - 16:00
An angry man trying to kill himself is seen here attacking the policeman saving his life.
"Leave me alone, let me die," said the suicidal man as he attempted to jump from a tall building in the city of Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan province.
Zhang Wen, 32, climbed up a platform on the 6th floor of a building after his personal life fell apart. According to Zhang's father, Zhang had a divorce and lost his eight-year-old daughter who a court ruled has to live with his ex wife and who he is allowed to see only occasionally.
"There was someone else after that but it didn't work out," said his father. "He became depressed and he wanted to end his life. I went up and prayed on my bended knees for him to think again but he said: 'It is the only way father. My death is the only thing which will take away the pain'."
But when he was about to jump off the building a policeman grabbed him. When the policeman tried to pull him back by force, Zhang became very angry. He slapped the policeman hard and managed to break away from his grip.
A police spokesman said: "The officer was struck hard. But he didn't give up. He tried again and again to rescue the man but he kept breaking away. In the end we brought up the lover who dumped him recently and she managed to convince him to come down."
Police said he will not be charged with assaulting an officer because he was "clearly in a deeply emotional state and didn't know what he was doing. We are just glad it was a positive ending."
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