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A woman is escorted from Esther Short Commons to needed medical care on Sunday, Aug. 26, after she stood outside her balcony ledge, throwing her belongings into the parking lot below and then hitting the railing with a hatchet.
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Channel 8 records the scene at Esther Short Commons, while
Vancouver Fire, Police, EMTs, and the Sheriff worked together to make
sure the distressed woman was safe and no one got hurt. Light was
fading, which lent urgency to the resolution of this standoff that
lasted most of the day.
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Distressed woman in Esther Short Commons stood outside her
balcony ledge, hitting the rail with a hatchet for hours, after throwing
her belongings into the parking lot below.
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Alternate shot of distressed woman at Esther Short Commons.