Teen may face suicide charges for Dubai Mall jump attempt

The 17-year-old, who has been referred to the minor's prosecution, might be charged for attempting suicide.

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An Emirati teenager who attempted to jump from the first level of Dubai Mall has been referred to the minors' prosecution where he might face a charge of attempted suicide.

Three of the 17-year-old's friends told Dubai Police that they tried to talk him out of it but he would not listen, according to Al Ittihad, the Arabic-language sister paper of The National.

The teenager's father was at the Bur Dubai Police station on Sunday morning and deplored his son's reckless behaviour, telling officers that the whole family was in great embarrassment.

A picture of the teenager as he showed off his stuntman's courage had made the rounds on Twitter, soon after which the authorities apprehended him at the mall.