Monday, September 1, 2008

Breaking news

From MB: At 6:45 pm, there are a dozen police cars and four or five fire trucks in front of the Hayward. Apparently one of the residents is threatening to jump. Captain Jodie Wakefield is there in a white t-shirt and khakis, rushing around and looking very concerned. I hope this gets resolved without anyone getting hurt.




Update: Bustard tells us that the police were able to get the women man to safety (thanks to Hatchetgirl for the correction). Apparently he was despondent over the death of his companion 18 months ago. Very sad, but I'm glad that the police were able to talk him down.

8 comments:

BusTard said...

I spoke to two residents from the Hayward, on the scene at approximately 7:15 p.m. They told me that the woman, Marina, had been dealing with the death of her man owing to his being hit and dragged under a bus approximately 18 months ago. One of the claims to live next door to Marina on the 7th floor room. She stated that this evening's incident took place in the alley, which may explain why there was no visible occurrence other than the emergency responce vehicles on Spring south of 6th.

BusTard said...

I neglected to add that the LAFD personnel to whom I spoke stated that the woman was talked down.

Hatchetgirl said...

It was a man - Andrew I think. The LAPD and the LAFD were amazing and did a great job! The LAPD officer who talked him down worked so hard, his throat was scratchy.

BusTard said...

Whoops; I got it mixed up as to which of the people was hit by the bus and which was threatening to jump today. Cheers, hatchetgirl.

Hatchetgirl said...

Hey guys - here are some of my photos of the story. Had a better view at the Premiere Towers.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/73437286@N00/sets/72157607080371356/

BusTard said...

Those are some damn good and remarkably dramatic photos.

Li said...

WOW. Is it alright if I post a couple of photos with a link to your Flickr page?

Hatchetgirl said...

Totally alright to post a link to my photos. It was an amazing and dramatic night!

For me, it was really good seeing the LAPD and the LAFD fighting for that man's life - a man who, in this election year, a lot of people wouldn't care about, and certainly wouldn't have shed a tear over. I'm glad the LAPD/LAFD were there for this man.