An unidentified man has jumped to his death from the top of the Times Square building in New York City, United States.
Investigation has not yet unraveled why the man decided to take his own life by jumping off from such a height.
Residents in the area were astonished as they saw a man plummeted from the top of the building and landed on the ground dead.
He was pronounced dead at the scene following the 6:50 a.m. incident on 43rd Street near 8th Avenue, the FDNY said.
The New York Post quoted a stunned woman as saying “Someone jumped? Jesus Christ!,” when she answered the phone at the office location four hours after the incident.
The woman said only that the property was “a residence.”
The Times Square is Breaking Ground’s flagship supportive housing residence. When Breaking Ground acquired the building in 1991, the Times Square, a former grand hotel, was crime-ridden and in a state of shocking disrepair.
The transformation of the building into the largest permanent supportive housing residence in the nation contributed to the revitalization of the Times Square neighborhood as a whole, and demonstrated a new approach to ending long-term urban homelessness.
The Times Square combines permanent affordable housing and onsite supportive services for low-income and formerly homeless adults, persons with serious mental illness and persons living with HIV/AIDS.