UPDATE: Police negotiate overnight with man threatening to jump from Tenderloin building

2:25 p.m. Friday update: Police said the man who was threatening to jump has been safely taken into custody.

8:49 a.m. Friday: Police on Friday morning were continuing to negotiate with a 31-year-old man who was threatening to jump from a building at the intersection of Taylor and Eddy streets in the Tenderloin, police said.

The man had been standing on the fire escape since 9:51 p.m. Thursday. He is not suspected of committing any crimes, San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said.

Police were advising people to avoid the area and said only employees who work in the nearby buildings are being allowed through the area.

Pedestrians and motorists were not being allowed to pass through Taylor Street between Turk and Ellis streets or through Eddy Street between Jones and Mason streets, Gatpandan said.

A white man with a black T-shirt and blue jeans were visible on the fire escape from the ground below. Small crowds of people gathered at the intersections near the building.

The man was animatedly gesturing with his hands and body and yelling both toward the street and the building.

From the ground the man could be heard yelling “shut up” and a mix of profanities.

Gatpandan said a team of negotiators have been talking to the man since Thursday night and a family member was on scene as well.

She said that everyone was working to get the man to back inside the building and into the care of medical professionals.

 

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