Tai Po woman with child threatens self-harm, prompting rescue efforts


24th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) At 11.49pm yesterday a woman in Tai Po Tin Chuen suddenly became emotionally distraught and threatened to harm a child before attempting to jump from a high floor of her residence. Her father-in-law was alarmed by her behaviour and immediately reported the incident for assistance. Rescue personnel arrived on the scene and attempted to persuade the woman to calm down.

Approximately one hour after the incident, the woman was finally persuaded to calm down and her emotional state returned to normal. She was accompanied by a male relative to the North District Hospital for examination, and the case has been classified as attempted suicide. Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the incident.

If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24-hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritans Hong Kong : 28960000 or email [email protected].