Young man arrested after trying to end his life

Jordan

Published: 2023-05-12 19:16

Last Updated: 2024-05-27 14:05


Young man arrested after trying to end his life
Young man arrested after trying to end his life

Amman's governor decided Friday to arrest a young man who threatened to throw himself off the top of Abdoun Bridge.

The young man will be referred to the Public Prosecutor.

A source close to the investigation told Roya that the 29-year-old man demanded the presence of the Minister of Labor to find a job for him.

Security services were able to convince the young man to refrain from throwing himself after being present at the site for three hours.


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In April 2022, Jordan approved an amendment that imprisons those who attempt to commit suicide in a public place for a period not exceeding six months and a fine of no more than JD 100, or one of these two penalties. The penalty will be doubled if it was a ‘mass suicide.’

This came less than four days after a woman's body was found under the Abdoun Bridge, according to the Public Security Directorate (PSD).


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Since the opening of the Abdoun Bridge, more than 400 people threw themselves off of it.