• Short Summary

    In New York's Greenwich Village yesterday (Tuesday), police cordoned-off a building and spread safety nets after a report that a heroin addict was threatening suicide by attempting to jump from a five-storey hotel roof.

  • Description

    In New York's Greenwich Village yesterday (Tuesday), police cordoned-off a building and spread safety nets after a report that a heroin addict was threatening suicide by attempting to jump from a five-storey hotel roof. When dean Brocke finally jumped, he was caught in the net and taken to hospital for emergency treatment.

    Brocke's twin brother, Dennis, reported that they had been fighting in the hotel room because he had been trying to get his brother to give up the drug to which he had been addicted for three years. A hotel employee heard them and called the police, by the time they arrived he had run to the roof and was threatening to jump.

    Dennis Brocke also told police that they had been born in Texas and were the sons of a Marine General who had died young. Their mother, he said, had remarried several times and was living somewhere in California.

    After taking Brocke out of the net, police hustled him through the crowd to a waiting ambulance and took him to St. Vincent's Hospital where it was reported he had a stomach pump and was still on the critical list. Although the Hospital itself was giving no statements, his brother is quoted as saying that Dean had taken large amounts of barbiturates shortly before jumping.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4INGF67IM7H9NQ0XIKNRORFPP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4INGF67IM7H9NQ0XIKNRORFPP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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