Woman in mental health crisis rescued from Watauga store roof

Courtesy: Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office

A woman is safe today after Tarrant County Sheriff’s Deputy, Watauga Police Department and Watauga Fire Department helped her off the roof of a building in the city while she was going through a mental health crisis, according to a sheriff’s office news release .

According to the press release, MPs were driving past a local store near Watauga Road and Bonnie Drive one day this week when they noticed the woman on the store’s roof. Fearing she was about to jump off the roof, they called the Watauga police and fire department for help.

Police and departments were able to climb to the roof and talk to the woman while firefighters brought in a ladder truck, the sheriff’s office said. When the truck arrived, the police and fire department team used the ladder to safely lift the woman off the roof.

The woman was taken to a psychiatric facility by Watauga police.

If you or a loved one are in crisis, call 988, the new three-letter abbreviation that directs callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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James Hartley is a breaking news journalist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. A North Texas native, he joined the Star-Telegram team during an internship in 2019 and just didn’t leave. Passionate about true stories, he loves understated movies, good tea and scotch that break the bank.

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