Suicide Attempt at the WTC Oculus

World Trade Center, Manhattan- A middle aged man jumped from the third floor balcony at the World Trade Center’s Oculus, in what has now been determined to be a suicide attempt. After he fell, FDNY Paramedics responded within minutes and transported him to Bellevue Hospital center in critical condition.

After the man was taken from the scene, the Port Authority police  taped off a  large crime area on the ground floor of the Oculus center. The man’s clothes and also a security guard vest were lying on the the marble floor. It is unclear whether the vest belonged to the man, or someone who came to his aid once he fell.

Close up of the man’s clothing and the medical equipment left on scene. PHOTO: Brendan Walsh
A view on the ground floor directly across from where the man fell. PHOTO: Brendan Walsh

UPDATE: The NY Daily News stated that he was bought to Bellevue alive and is expected to survive . You can read their further reporting here

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