A man has threatened to jump from the top of a multi-storey car park in Gloucester city centre this afternoon.
Police cordoned off a wide area around the Longsmith multi-storey car park as they talked to the man from the ground.
The man, who appeared to be in his late 20s or 30s, had climbed over the edge of the car park wall and was looking at the long drop below.
Eventually, one officer went up to the deck and sat beside the man, talking to him until he eventually hauled himself back to safety.
The police officer then walked away with him, patting his back for reassurance.
The ordeal was over by 1.45pm and police began reopening the area.
One onlooker said: "It was absolutely terrifying. It is one of those situations were you feel absolutely powerless to do anything."