A man who declared on a social networking site that he would kill himself is now receiving psychological support following the intervention of the police’s Cyber Crime unit, it was revealed on Thursday.
The unit’s experts traced the man’s location and advised the nearest precinct of his intentions.
A patrol car was dispatched and officers found the young man holding a knife and threatening to harm himself.
They were able to talk him into dropping the knife and called an ambulance to take him to a hospital, where he is receiving help.
Police did not give further details about the man involved or his location.