Patient Comes Down from State Hospital Roof

By Mike Henry
KBYG - Special to NewsWest9

BIG SPRING- A situation at the Big Spring State Hospital Thursday had officials concerned for the welfare of a patient who somehow got on the roof of one of the facility's buildings and wouldn't come down.

Officials were on the scene talking to the patient. We are told that although the patient was on top of the roof, the unnamed individual was not suicidal.

Few details were available due to confidentiality laws, but officials say they were able to talk the patient down safely and no one was hurt. It isn't known why or how the patient got onto the roof.