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    Suicide attempt from Paris rooftop. Location of events unknown.

    Man on a roof of a hotel in the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin in Paris threatens to commit suicide. Police and fire fighters work together to try to bring him down safely. Shot from above of the man walking on roof of a narrow 6-story building; a fire fighter stands at top of long ladder propped against the bldg.; another fire fighter & a woman are leaning out top windows. Pan down to look down at street. Shot from street level: down the street; the inevitable crowd is gathered. Back to ladder;pan up again.

    More shots from ground Back to shot from above: the man talking to fireman on ladder in back of bldg. Fireman makes a grab for him. The man is angry; waving his arms; very agitated. Back to crowd on sidewalk; a few vehicles pass. Meanwhile on the roof; the potential suicide is wrestling w/ fireman; other fireman crawls up to them; then several others join them to get the man subdued and down through the trapdoor to the roof .. MS a few people outside door; waiting. Fireman emerges holding is helmet. Next the unhappy would-be suicide; held by police officer & fire fighter(?) is escorted away. Depression; mental illness; rescue; emergency.

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:25:00 / 01:15:41:00
    ON 493 G
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    ON 493
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    Religion & Politics
    Dangerous situation Life in 1920s Paris 1920s Paris 1920s Paris Hysteria
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Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    It says on the top line "location of events unknown", but this can be removed as the text goes on to give the exact, correct location of the event.

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