Man, 64, jumps to his death from the 16th floor of luxury Manhattan apartment building as neighbors worry coronavirus isolation could be to blame
- A man leaped to his death from the 16th floor of an apartment block in Tribeca
- It happened at around 11pm on on Friday night in the Tribeca Park building
- The man ended up landing in the building’s courtyard but was pronounced dead
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A man has been killed after jumping from a luxury Manhattan apartment block.
The 64-year-old who has yet to have been identified jumped from the 16th-floor of the Tribeca Park building on Chambers Street at around 11pm on Friday.
The man died instantly after landing in the building’s courtyard, authorities said.
The emergency services were spotted outside an apartment building in Tribeca in Manhattan
Some neighbors have said the apparent suicide could have been related to the state’s regulations regarding coronavirus, self-isolation and the current pandemic.
‘I came out to smoke a cigarette, and they told me someone jumped,’ one resident told the New York Post.
She added: ‘You have to be mentally strong to take on isolation. The uncertainty of what’s going to happen is scary.’
Police have not linked the death to the coronavirus outbreak, or New York’s lockdown.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced sweeping orders Friday that will severely restrict gatherings of any size for the state’s more than 19 million residents and will require workers in nonessential businesses to stay home.
Under the rules, nonessential gatherings of people of any size or for any reason are canceled or postponed, including parties and celebrations.
The man apparently jumped from the 16th floor of the Tribeca Park building
The man landed in the courtyard of the apartment complex but there was nothing that could be done to save him