The hero police officers were pressed into action after they were alerted by the staff at Enrique Cabrera Hospital General on Wednesday, the Secretariat of Public Security said.
The patient had been hospitalized after contracting the ravaging COVID-19, which eventually led to an emotional breakdown, doctors said.
Two police officers from Mexico City subdue a COVID-19 patient who tried to jump off the roof at Enrique Cabrera Hospital General on Wednesday. Unfortunately, he succumbed to the deadly disease in his room hours later
A police officer (pictured) assigned to Enrique Cabrera Hospital General in Mexico City rescued a man who threatened taking his life by leaping off the roof on Wednesday
He abandoned his room and went up the emergency stairwell before making it to the roof.
He subsequently stood on the ledge while the cops, who were assigned to the hospital beat, engaged him in a conversation for nearly 15 minutes in an attempt to convince not to take his life.
Despite the dangers that the infected patient presented, they went up to the hospital roof and were able to subdue him.
He was taken back to his hospital room and tragically was declared dead hours later due to complications from the disease, according to Radio Formula.
As of Thursday, the coronavirus epidemic has killed 970 people and sickened 10,544.
Cops at Enrique Cabrera Hospital General in Mexico City were hailed for disregarding the risk of contracting the coronavirus and convincing a 29-year-old man not to jump off the roof. However, the COVID-19 patient was declared dead in his room due to complications from the disease
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