Rockland: Police confront emotionally disturbed man at Reeds Pond

Few details have been released after police in Rockland had to deal with an apparently suicidal, emotionally depressed person at Reeds Pond last night around 8:00.

The State Police Explosive Investigative and Underwater Recovery units went to the pond, which is near Market Street, around 8 p.m.

A witness said he saw a man drop two bags into the water saying, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry”. The man then swam across the pond where he was confronted by Rockland police.

The man is identified as 26 year-old Ariz Nasar Saleem. He was taken to a hospital for psychological evaluation.

Police say he was wearing just underwear and seemed visibly distraught.

The two bags were located just before 10:30 p.m.

Police say the bags just contained clothing and other personal items.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.