Man falls to his death from Times Square building in New York

An unidentified man fell to his death from a Times Square apartment building on Saturday morning, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene after the 6:50 a.m. incident at 43rd Street near 8th Avenue, the FDNY said.

“Somebody jumped? Jesus Christ!” said a stunned woman who answered the office phone four hours after the incident.

The woman only said that the property was “a residence”.

The 652-unit former The Times Square hotel, which opened in 1991, “combines durable, affordable housing and on-site supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless adults, those with serious mental illnesses and those living with HIV/AIDS,” according to the nonprofit Breaking Ground website.

Further information was not immediately available.

The scene in which a person jumped from a top floor of the Times Square Hotel on 43rd Street off 8th Avenue in Manhattan.
The scene in which a person jumped from a top floor of the Times Square Hotel on 43rd Street off 8th Avenue in Manhattan.
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Two bellhops at the Westin Hotel across the street said the NYPD locked down the block while they investigated. They said the victim was a man but did not see him jump or fall.

An NYPD spokesman had no information.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or having a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside of the five counties, you can call the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.

https://nypost.com/2022/12/17/man-plummets-to-death-from-nyc-building-in-times-square/ Man falls to his death from Times Square building in New York

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