law enforcement Watch Local Police Prevent A Public Suicide In A Mall  

Rebecca High

A surveillance camera captured this nail-biting footage of a police officer trying to literally talk a man off a ledge at a mall.

Though there's no audio, you can see a cop talking to the jumper poised on the edge of the roof while he moves surreptitiously closer toward him.

As the tension thickens, the cop makes it all the way to the corner of the ledge just out of arm's reach from the jumper. Suddenly, a second cop sneaks into frame and up behind the jumper, grabbing him as the man starts to fall forward toward his demise.

The video is a hair-raiser, but it pays tribute to the calm-thinking police who avoided a calamitous situation.