News Man threatened to jump off building in Times Square, talked down by police By ALISON FOX firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Updated October 16, 2014 9:19 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email A man threatening to jump from the 11th-floor ledge of a Times Square building was talked down by police on Thursday afternoon, following a two-hour negotiation. The man, in his 30s, started threatening to jump off the building, overlooking the AMC Theater on 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th avenues, about 2:45 p.m., police said. For about 30 minutes, police failed to start a dialogue with the man, but eventually negotiators were able to talk him down. Traffic was blocked off on the busy thoroughfare during the negotiation, but was opened up after, police said. By ALISON FOX email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.