Patient breaks out window at VCU Medical Center on New Year’s Eve

Posted at 9:10 PM, Dec 31, 2013
and last updated 2014-01-01 13:33:53-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- A VCU Medical Center spokesperson said the man who broke out a window at the hospital and then had to be rescued from a ledge by firefighters suffered minor injuries during the ordeal.

Richmond firefighters rescued the patient after he broke out of the building and got stuck on the roof around 7:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

Richmond Fire at MCV

Richmond fire crews responded to the call at VCU Medical Center.

Fire officials arrived at the hospital after receiving a call that a patient broke out of a window on the second floor. Dispatchers reported over police scannners to be on the lookout for a man in a hospital gown with possible lacerations.

The patient managed to make it to a nearby roof before jumping, and landing on a ledge.

When firefighters arrived, they used ladders to get the man down.

There has been no information released about why the patient jumped or the patient's identity.

Hospital officials said that the damaged window was being repaired Wednesday.

VCU Police said Wednesday afternoon that charges are not being pursued at this time.

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