Police were able to stop a 19-year-old man from jumping off the top of the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center parking structure Sunday morning.

Officer Kevin Malatesta says police were called to the hospital around 9:30 a.m.

"We deployed our Crisis Negotiations Unit and after about an hour-and-a-half of negotiating the suspect backed away from the ledge and surrendered to officers on scene," said Malatesta.

"This person received mental health assistance," Malatesta added. "(This) could have had a different outcome and we're happy that this person is receiving the help they need."

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