PORT RICHEY, Fla. – On Sunday, Pasco Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an individual who climbed to nearly the top of a 300-foot tall cell tower in Port Richey.
Behavioral Health Intervention Team (BHIT) detectives and Negotiators also responded to assist. A BHIT detective was able to speak with the subject for over three hours and ultimately convinced him to come off the tower, into a Pasco Fire Rescue ladder truck, without incident.
The subject was not expressing suicidal thoughts and did not make any threats to others. The video below shows not only shows the breadth of work the Pasco Sheriff’s Office does but the strong partnerships that exist with Pasco Fire Rescue, who assisted in talking the subject off of the tower.
The body-worn camera video below is from the BHIT detective and captures the conclusion of this incident. Language Warning.