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Man Brought to Safety after Standoff at St. Lukes

Posted at: 07/27/2013 9:27 PM
By: EMILY HAAVIK
ehaavik@wdio.com



Duluth Police were called to St. Luke's at 12:13 p.m. Saturday for a man balancing on a ledge outside a broken third-floor window.

Police said synthetic drugs were involved. The man had broken a window and cut himself, and was threatening to jump, according to police.

Streets were blocked off and after 2 1/2 hours, police and hospital staff convinced the man to come down.

Three officers went up on a fire department ladder truck and brought the man to safety. He was eventually released to hospital staff.