T.I. helped to save a suicidal man on Wednesday (13Oct10) by successfully convincing him to step away from the ledge of a 22-storey building.

The hip-hop star was out and about in his native Atlanta, Georgia when he heard about the stand-off between cops and the desperate guy on the radio and drove to the site of the highrise to see if he could help.

Officers allowed the rapper, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., to talk to the troubled man, who agreed to step down after his chat with the star.

The suicidal man was taken to a nearby hospital.