Woman threatens to jump from Nuku‘alofa balcony

A woman threatened to jump from a building in Ma’ufanga this afternoon.

Woman threatens to jump from a balcony. Photo/Viliami Mahe

No further details are available about the incident.  

Eye witnesses said this afternoon  the Asian woman was threatening to jump from the balcony  of a building at the waterfront facing Fāua wharf.

A passer-by, Viliami Mahe saw the incident and took photos.

He told Kaniva news the woman appeared distraught.

After a few hours of coaxing by onlookers and family, she was eventually talked down from her precarious.

It is believed that she is now in the care of her family. 

Police could not be reached for comment.

The news comes after a Police Emergency Services team persuaded a man who had threatened to jump from a tower at Vaiola hospital last year. In that incident, the man, who was not identified, had finally agreed to climb down with the help of some Police officers.

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