TSA Agent Plunges Into Airport Atrium

Police say it was likely a suicide
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 2, 2019 3:34 PM CST
People wait to get through security at the Orlando International Airport following a security incident on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.   (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

(Newser) – An off-duty TSA worker fell to his death Saturday at Orlando International Airport in Florida in an apparent suicide, USA Today reports. The man in his 40s apparently jumped from a balcony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel after 9:30am and fell into the airport's "atrium area," causing some panic when travelers heard a loud bang and were told by TSA agents to run through the security screening, per CNN. Police say the man was found in critical condition and later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Anyone considering suicide is urged to contact the US National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. (Model Gisele Bundchen says she considered suicide in her early 20s.)

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