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    Real-Life Comic-Con Heroes! Police Save Woman During Apparent Suicide Attempt

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    Comic-Con almost took a turn for the worst.

    Police rushed to save a woman who was hanging from the 14th-floor balcony of a condominium building called the Mark in downtown San Diego on Thursday afternoon in an apparent suicide attempt, according to The Los Angeles Times.

    "The call came in as a jumper," Officer Jim Johnson of the San Diego Police Department told the paper. "A female hanging from a balcony. There was something thrown from the balcony and she was crying. After some negotiations, she was taken into custody."

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    According to reports, Comic-Con onlookers initially believed the incident was some sort of promotional stunt for a movie, since the building is located above a parking lot where Universal Pictures and Playboy were gearing up to host a party for the film Kick-Ass 2.

    Once it became clear that this woman was not part of any promo, people on the ground reportedly began to yell, "Don't do it! Don't jump!"

    The female, whose name was not released, was taken to a county mental health facility.

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    Thankfully, crisis averted this time. Last year, tragedy struck Comic-Con when a Twilight fan died in a car accident.

    San Diego Police Department told E! News at the time, "A 53-year-old white female was killed in a pedestrian vs. vehicle fatality collision at the intersection 5th Ave. and Harbor Drive.

    "The preliminary investigation reveals that the woman was running across Harbor Drive, where she nearly ran into the path of a westbound vehicle. She tried to stop but tripped and fell into the car. She received massive head trauma."

    Andra Brown from SDPD explained, "The call came in at 9:22 am and she was pronounced dead at 9:51 am at the hospital."

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