(11:30 AM) Despondent Male Found Near Railroad Tracks

RIPLEY — A despondent man found near railroad tracks in Ripley was taken to UPMC Chautauqua for an evaluation.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies were summoned Sunday at 1 a.m.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, “Family members reported that the male subject had left the residence on foot after threatening suicide by train.”

K-9 Link with the Sheriff’s Office was deployed on a human odor track and located the man along nearby railroad tracks. The man reportedly fled the area but was later taken into custody and taken to the hospital.