NYC Man Jumps to His Death—In Front of Kids

Friends say 53-year-old showed no signs he was suicidal
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 26, 2009 8:33 AM CST
The man jumped with no warning while his children watched in horror.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A New York man leapt from his apartment window to his death last night while his young daughters looked on in horror. “There were never any signs of problems,” a friend tells the Post. “I'd never expect anything like this from him.” The 53-year-old died instantly after falling 16 stories from the Upper West Side apartment he shared with his wife and daughters, 12 and 16. “I ran upstairs barefoot,” a neighbor says, “and his daughters screamed, ‘Our dad just jumped out the window.’”

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