Police talk suicidal college student down from water tower

The village of Tivoli water tower

Yesterday afternoon the New York State Police assisted a Bard College student during a crisis situation in the village of Tivoli.

At approximately 4:45 p.m., troopers were dispatched to the village of Tivoli water tower for a suicidal subject. State Police crisis negotiators were then called to the scene, and were able to successfully convince the subject to descend the Tivoli water tower.

After being safely taken into custody the subject was transported to Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital by Northern Dutchess Paramedics.


The State Police were assisted by the following local fire departments and specialized rescue teams:  Tivoli Fire Department, Northern Dutchess Paramedics, Arlington Rope Rescue team, City of Poughkeepsie Rescue 1, and the Lagrange Fire Department.