An elderly woman from Henan province climbed out of the window of her apartment building and threatened to jump after fighting with her husband over the age old question of what to have for lunch: rice or noodles?
According to witnesses, her husband wanted to have rice for lunch but she insisted on eating noodles. The two couldn’t come to an agreement and got into a fight. Agitated, the woman climbed our of the kitchen window and threatened to take the plunge if he didn’t back down.
A group of firefighters were called to rescue the woman, but the tense stand off between the couple lasted for over an hour before she was persuaded to climb back inside the window.
Earlier this year, a young woman in from Guangdong province threatened to jump from the 19th floor of a building after nobody joined her to celebrate her 20th birthday.
– Do not leave the person alone
– Remove any sharp objects, alcohol, drugs or firearms that could be used in a suicide attempt
– Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional
– Call the following hotlines for help: Lifeline Shanghai: 021-6279-8990 (English speakers; 10am – 10pm daily); HopeLine: 4001619995 (Chinese speakers; 24/7 toll-free access)
By Lucy Liu
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