Man dies after jumping off of four-story building

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY – A tragic incident occurred on Tuesday morning when a 56-year-old man, whose identity is yet to be disclosed, is believed to have leaped to his death from an upscale building in the Upper East Side. According to the New York City Police Department, the man is thought to have plunged from the fourth floor of the building located at 18 E. 67th St., proximate to the elite Madison Avenue shopping precinct.

At 7:19 a.m., the victim was discovered on the sidewalk but was shortly after pronounced dead at Weill Cornell Medical Center. Police say a suicide note was found at the scene of the incident.

By 9 a.m., law enforcement had cordoned off the area around the location of the incident while they interacted with the building’s superintendent. It was noted that a window on the top floor of the building was partially open, although it remains unclear if that was the point from which the man jumped.

Vincent Scaldaferri, a neighboring building’s site supervisor, expressed shock after initially mistaking the falling body for a sack of laundry. Scaldaferri says he realized the horrifying truth upon witnessing the man hit the ground violently, going into convulsions immediately.

The site supervisor reported the incident to 911 within seconds of the man’s impact with the ground and remained at the scene, deeply affected by the sight, until emergency services removed the man within 20 minutes. Reflecting on the heartbreaking event, Scaldaferri stated, “Life is so precious.”

Additional reactions to the incident seemed equally distressed, with another local worker expressing surprise and regret upon learning of the man’s death after an apparent suicide.