: A 35-year-old man gave anxious moments to the police when he threatened to commit suicide by falling from atop a church tower at Srivilliputtur on Wednesday.

The police said that the man, in an inebriated condition, climbed up the church tower in the afternoon after a quarrel with his wife.

Police and fire services personnel rushed to the spot. After the officials pacified him, he came down, the police said.

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