Thursday 22 February 2018

Police save girl who tried to livestream suicide on Facebook Live

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

An American teenager who tried to livestream her suicide on Facebook Live was saved by deputies after viewers watching the haunting scene called emergency services.

Three patrol cars and an ambulance sped to the teenager's home in Macon, Georgia, after being alerted on Tuesday night, the local Telegraph newspaper reported.

Sergeant Linda Howard, of Bibb County Sheriff's Office, told WMAZ-TV that deputies received multiple calls reporting the broadcast, and that Facebook also reached out to the sheriff's office to get help for her.

The girl was taken to hospital, Sgt Howard said.

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday announced that the company will hire 3,000 more people to review videos of crime and suicides after criticism.

Press Association

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