Man rushed to hospital after throwing brick at window of charity building offering suicide prevention before it bounced back and hit his face

Broken windows of PIPS building 
By: Wayne Morin

A man was rushed to a hospital after being hit in the face by a brick that he threw at the window of a building belonging to a charitable organization, police in Ireland said.

The PIPS (Public Initiative for the Prevention of Suicide) Charity delivers suicide prevention and bereavement support services, counseling and therapies across Belfast.

The organization’s origins are linked to the unfortunate tragedy of 14 young people taking their own lives over a short period of time.

The organization began, and very much remains, a community led organization for suicide prevention and self-harm.

Around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the 40-year-old man threw a brick at one of the windows of the building located on Antrim Road.

The brick bounced back and hit the man in the face. Police were called, and the man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated and releases.

He was then arrested for property damage. The charity organization appealed on Facebook, to get help with repairing the broken window.

“Folks, we need some help. Would anyone be available this evening to replace glass and secure our Antrim Road office. Due to an incident this evening we have had several windows smashed. Thank you.” PIPS wrote on Facebook.