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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Attempted suicide at East Parking Garage


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UHPD and Houston Fire Department personnel were notified of the incident and on the scene within minutes. | Glissette Santana/The Cougar

This story will be updated as we get more information.

In the third reported attempt at UH this year, a person attempted suicide by jumping off the East Parking Garage roof today.

Between 12:10 and 12:15 p.m., the man, who has not been confirmed as a student, jumped off the garage, UHPD said. A student said he heard a yell, and saw another student rush to the injured man and begin performing CPR on him.

“I heard somebody yell, and that was it,” said another student at the scene, who wished to remain anonymous. “Then I saw the body on the ground.”

A UHPD officer who was on bike patrol near the garage saw the incident and arrived at the scene within minutes. A representative of the University said the man was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is in critical condition.

The East Parking Garage is across the street from the Bauer College of Business, near Chinese Star.

UHPD officers on the scene would not comment on the incident.

UH Counseling and Psychological Services is at Student Service Center 1 Rm. 226, and CAPS counselors can be reached at 713-743-5454. CAPS offers QPR Suicide Prevention. “Question, Persuade, Refer” helps students recognize signs of suicidal tendencies and provides steps on how to help themselves or others suffering from suicidal tendencies or thoughts.

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