Man Threatens To Jump From Roof

Police and fire officials spent four hours Saturday at the 99 Restaurant, 8 Ryan's Way in Mashpee, where a man threatened to jump off the building's roof. Officers successfully convinced the man, whose identity has not been released, to come down safely. 

After four hours of crisis negotiations, Mashpee police and fire personnel were able to convince a suicidal man to move off the roof of a building.

The scene started unfolding around 10:30 AM Saturday, September 28, at the 99 Restaurant at 8 Ryan's Way.

Police and paramedics were called to the restaurant when someone reported that a man had climbed to the roof and was threatening to jump off.

Police Chief Scott W. Carline said that the first responding officer Joseph Catanese, began crisis negotiations with the man as soon as he arrived at the scene.

Throughout the four-and-a-half hour ordeal, the street was shut down and no one was allowed in or out of Ryan's Way. Mutual aid was called in from surrounding fire departments to provide station coverage during this time.

Around 3 PM, Officer Catanese successfully convinced the man to come down safely from the roof.

"I commend him on how he handled this very sensitive situation, which was resolved peacefully," Chief Carline said.

The man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital to be evaluated.

Chief Carline said that the Mashpee police were assisted by the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office and the Upper Cape Cod Special Response Team.

The incident remains under investigation.

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