Eight hour cordon removed after man threatens to jump from Lincoln car park

Specially trained police officers spent eight hours talking down a man who threatened to jump off a multi-storey car park on Lincoln’s Brayford waterfront.

A section of the waterfront between the Odeon cinema and Lucy Tower Street was cordoned off overnight on Monday, February 1 while emergency services dealt with the man on the top level of Lucy Tower car park.

He had stated he wished to harm himself and potentially jump from the top level of the building.

He was eventually brought away from the car park in the early hours of Tuesday, February 2.

His health and welfare needs are currently being addressed.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: “At around 8.30pm officers responded to reports of concern for safety for a man at Lucy Tower car park in Lincoln.

“Upon arrival officers found a man at the top level of the car park who stated he wished to cause himself harm and potentially jump from the building.

“Specially trained officers were deployed to talk to the man and after eight hours he was eventually brought from the car park to safety early this morning (Tuesday February 2). His health and welfare needs are currently being addressed.

“It was necessary to cordon off the area to traffic and pedestrians as a matter of public safety and so that officers could deal with the incident as safely and in as managed a way as possible.”