Man threatens to jump from railing of cruise ship docked at Port Everglades

Man taken to Broward Health Medical Center


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man who threatened to jump from the railing of the Oasis of the Sea cruise ship while it was docked at berth 18 at Port Everglades has been hospitalized, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to the scene at 10 a.m. Saturday. Deputies said hostage negotiators communicated with the man, who is in his late 30s, for several hours.

The incident ended at 12:45 p.m. when negotiators were able to get close enough to physically prevent the man from jumping, deputies said. He was taken to Broward Health Medical Center.

A marine unit, dive team, Broward Sheriff's Fire Rescue and deputies from Port Everglades responded to the scene, according to BSO.

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