Police Talk Down Suicidal 24-yr Old from Stary Most

A young 24-yr old man was threatening to kill himself early today by jumping off the Stary Most bridge in Bratislava, but was eventually coached down by a police negotiator.

Stary Most, photo: Wizzard

The man was standing with a knife in his hand on the construction of the bridge, which is now out of service for vehicles, saying he wanted to kill himself, according to the police as reported by SITA newswire.

It took around two hours to talk the reportedly drunk man off the bridge construction, after which he was taken to a psychiatric unit.  The police also noted that the same man had shown a death wish earlier on the evening of 20 July.


  1. George – Your comments and put downs brighten my every day.

    EXPAT – Do you not realise that George is a Horologist – he can certainly wind you up.

  2. ExP ……….bewilder your intelligence ????

    DC , please stop rockin in that chair with laughter , as I am truly trying to be serious here .

    How the heavens can you ask me so many times `what I do` and then just claim, you don`t care ??? Did you suddenly get writers block ?

  3. I don’t care what you do, just don’t bewilder my intelligence. If you fix chain saws, good for you, suppose someone has to do it…considering all the trees that were knocked down 6 years ago that are being finally dealt with in the Tatras, you should have a good business!

  4. “Two great nations divided by a common language”

    DC , I feel the `divide` is more than a language, but more like our personal IQ , where the entire Atlantic Ocean is actually between the American`s ears, not mine . The All MIghty One has spoken ……..

    Exp, …..would you accept I repair chainsaws ???

  5. It’s nice to see George and Expat disecting the English language and the work of Noah Webster.

    “Two great nations divided by a common language”

  6. Oh by the way, the term “Plug Sockets is refering to what?…. They are Elcetrical Sockets in which you plug things into to recieve the electircal current… I am a Network Engineer, so I deal with a different kind of “Plug”, you should just stop, the insults are boring and I feel you need to wake up and accept that you are not the “All Mighty One”!

  7. You still don’t say what you do, Boy George! Yes, my spelling is horrendous, but I know what I do and I do it well…I am educated to my profession, I don’t worry about spelling, but as you are probably an English Teacher making minimum wage, you can correct me, but you will always be just an English Teacher, nothing more! Seems like your arms are up the wrong hole of the cow, as I can’t find a descent cut of beef in the country! Suppose you should check your angle and then respond!

  8. ExP , Good job you did not have to spell manner ( not manor) too often in that BSc in Electrical Engineering exam . (also two ee`s in Engineering) not one) . Kindly spell check …apprenticship , Electical and desgining as well.

    Thank Christ you are not near my home plug sockets ..

    What do I do ? ….inseminate cows of course .

  9. HAHA..George, you are funny! The cliffs were above water which I landed just fine into! My head is on good, and my intelect is not to question…. I have seen more in my lifetime and experienced many different aspects of life to say I can respond in a manor that most would not think about.
    So, besides your Anglo Slovak comments, please enlighten me on your higher education and skills! What I see is just back talk and sometimes I agree!
    I hold a BSc in Electrical Enginering as well as a full apprenticship for Electical Design and engineering and currently a Sr. Data Network Engineer desgining Data Center Infrastructures… What do you do?

  10. My God Expat, do you actually think thousands of cowardly Slovaks are thinking of ending their miserable lives and in the near future ??? Perhaps this is a super business opportunity ……..Coffin making or being an Undertaker ?

    BTW , ExP an enquiry ……..did you ever remember falling on your head when you where cliff jumping for fun ? It would answer many questions and for many of us I feel .

  11. I jumped from higher cliffs in my youth for fun, why Stare Most? Why not off the cliff in front of the Parilament Building, that would be more dramatic!

    Anyway, can’t imagine why anyone would want to end their life in this wonderful country and fiancially stable society????

  12. Drunk! Second time he’d done it – should have let him jump.

  13. Well they say, only the good die young …………

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