MIRI: Fire and Rescue Department personnel in Bintulu town in northern Sarawak rescued a young woman from a suicide attempt at a public park.
The noon incident happened at the Taman Tumbina residential estate near Bintulu.
Sarawak Bomba said the Bintulu Bomba station received an alert shortly after 11am on Wednesday (Jan 15) from the Bintulu police.
"Bomba Bintulu received an alert about a suicide attempt from the Bintulu police.
"The police called Bomba Bintulu for help after finding a young woman who had locked herself in a toilet armed with a six-inch knife.
"The Bomba team and the police found the toilet door locked from the inside.
"They spoke to the woman and managed to calm her down before persuading her to surrender herself.
"She was brought to the hospital in an ambulance," said Sarawak Bomba.
The reason she was contemplating suicide is being probed by the police.
The woman did not harm herself. Photos taken by firemen showed her holding a sharp knife in her hand.
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