Yesterday afternoon, a reportedly suicidal Qingdao man sat on a fifth floor window ledge, throwing trash and flaming clothes off the building. The local firefighters tried to persuade him to get down, but to no avail, so they blasted him back indoors with a water cannon.
The man was taken to the police station for interrogation,
Some netizens applaud firefighters for their innovative rescue tactics while others, state that they shouldn’t have rescued him if he really wanted to die. Others said that he probably wasn’t really suicidal and just craved attention.
Last month, a heroic Anhui middle school teacher turned himself into a “human cushion” to save a suicidal student from a deadly fall.
By Lucy Liu