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Man threatening to end his life on top of downtown garage for several hours

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – SWAT teams negotiated with a man threatening to end his life by jumping off a downtown building for several hours Monday.

Louisville Metrosafe confirmed a call came in around 8:30 a.m. reporting a "jumper" was on top of the Republic Bank garage on the corner of 6th Street and Market Street.

The Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville Fire and Rescue and EMS all responded to the scene initially. After Louisville Fire and Rescue left the scene, LMPD added SWAT and the hostage negotiation team.

Metrosafe said those crews were able to get the man down safely just after 1 p.m. Monday.  He was taken to the hospital.

The intersection of 6th and Market was closed to traffic as they worked to get him down.

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