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NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – After a five-hour round of negotiating, a man who had threatened to jump off Table Rock near the brink of the Horseshoe Falls was rescued by Niagara Regional Police and city fire fighters about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The man, whose identity was not made public, was taken to a nearby hospital afterward. Authorities said he is not expected to be charged with a criminal offense. The popular tourist spot was closed for the full five hours after the allegedly suicidal man was first spotted near the brink of the falls about 7:30 a.m.