In New York, a man who jumped off a 12-story building in an apparent suicide attempt struck a man below, killing him, police said.
A 25-year-old man jumped off a building in Yonkers, New York, on Monday, hitting a 61-year-old senior on the roof of a concrete parking garage, according to preliminary information released by city police.
“Preliminary information is that a distraught 25-year-old male jumped off the roof of the building, fell on the roof of a concrete parking garage twelve floors down and hit a 61-year-old male,” a statement released by Yonkers said. police department on twitter
Both the men died on the spot, it said.
According to officials, an investigation has been launched with the investigation of the incident and the officers along with the witnesses and family members. Surveillance videos from the spot are also being reviewed, he said.
“The incident appears to be a tragic situation and the investigation is ongoing,” the statement said.
“The City of Yonkers and Yonkers Police Department extends its deepest condolences to the families of both men.”
A similar incident happened in San Diego in April this year, when a man allegedly jumped from a parking garage and hit a 29-year-old woman, killing them both.
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Credit: www.independent.co.uk / New York