Woman smashes window, tries to jump, before subdued by cops

Feel better: Police sent a woman off to Kings County Hospital after she severely injured herself in a fit of hysteria in her Beekman Place home on July 18.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A woman shredded her arms as she shattered a window in an attempt to jump from her Prospect-Lefferts Gardens apartment on July 18.

Police were called to the apartment building on Beekman Place near Flatbush Avenue at 8:56 am, after she broke her bedroom window, slashing her wrists and forearms in the process, cops said.

The woman was threatening to leap from her first floor apartment — a drop of about 10–12 feet — when officers burst in and stopped her from further harming herself, according to police.

She was rushed in an ambulance to Kings County Hospital, where her wounds were treated and she underwent a psychological evaluation, cops said.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4505.
Cut: The woman had slashed both arms in smashing her bedroom window in an attempt to jump.
Photo by Paul Martinka