An African woman, believed to be in her 30s, is in police custody after she allegedly attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the window of a sixth floor apartment, Sharjah Police told Gulf News.
Fortunately, the woman was pulled back up, just as the police arrived. She has been taken into custody for investigation, a police official confirmed, adding that initial reports suggest a suicide attempt.
"I was just leaving for work when I heard her cries for help," Benjamin, the managing director of a private firm, said, adding that onlookers crowded the area within minutes.
The woman is Ethiopian and was working as a housemaid for the family, according to sources.