Last week's Tarrytown Police blotters contained a handful of calls regarding alarming, and at least one unfounded, suicide threats.
Police received the first call on Sept. 13 at 1:48 p.m. when County Fire Control was requesting a fire rescue boat for an apparent Tappan Zee Bridge jumper. The fire boat responded to the scene but County Fire Control called the search off as the would-be jumper was found at this job.
On Sept. 17, at 7:22 p.m., someone at the Tarrytown Centre McDonald’s reported that a man inside the restaurant was making suicidal threats. Officers responded and requested an ambulance to transport the man to the Westchester Medical Center for evaluation; Irvington ambulance responded.
A 911 call came in from White Plains Road on Sept. 18 at 12:44 p.m. reporting they had a patient stating they wished to commit suicide. Patient reportedly wished to voluntarily be evaluated at hospital for mental health and a possible Ambien overdose. Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported patient to Phelps Memorial Hospital and the patient’s car was left in the parking lot.
Just minutes later that day, police received a call from someone reporting that his son was just at Franklin Courts where he consumed numerous pills in an apparent suicide attempt. This was reportedly witnessed by his girlfriend who contacted the caller. Units were dispatched and searched the area, finding no answer at the Franklin Courts residence. The parent called police to say he believed his son was in possession of a machete inside his backpack. An officer at 1:19 p.m. reported locating the bag the son had left behind and finding no machete in it. At 1:29 p.m., police found the man and retained him for a medical evaluation. TVAC transported him to Phelps.