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CHP officers in Santa Barbara help suicidal subject

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jun 03, 2019

CHP officers in Santa Barbara were able to help someone who was threatening to harm themselves with a knife.

The CHP’s Santa Barbara office posted on social media Monday, saying officers had received a call about a suicidal subject earlier in the day.

Officers located him on Calle De Los Amigos, near Mariana Way.

They say the person had a knife and was threatening to use it on himself.

Additional CHP units responded to the scene and closed down the surrounding roads.

Suicidal subject
Photo Courtesy: CHP Santa Barbara


The CHP says after speaking with the person, officers were able to make a connection with him.

Officers reportedly spoke to him in a friendly, compassionate way, and he ultimately agreed not to hurt himself.

Medical professionals were eventually called in to assist him.

“We were extremely happy that we were able to talk him into seeking help, instead of harming himself,” said the CHP’s Facebook post.

If you or anyone you know is having suicidal thoughts, help is available 24/7. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-8255.