Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Woman, child dead after jump from midtown building, NYPD says

Woman, child dead after jump from midtown building, NYPD says

The woman is said to be 46 years old.

A woman fatally jumped from a midtown building with her 7-year-old son Friday morning, police said. The woman and the child were believed to be mother and son.

The incident was reported around 8:30 a.m. EST. The identities of the two individuals have not been released, but they apparently jumped from the 25th story of the Gotham Hotel, according to NBC New York.

The woman and child landed on a second-floor balcony at the location and were pronounced dead the scene, police said. It's unknown how far they plunged or what prompted their fall.

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A medical examiner has been called to the scene.

Witnesses told Fox News the situation was "very confusing" and were not sure of what was going on.

The Gotham Hotel is located on 46th street, about four blocks from Grand Central Terminal, and has 67 rooms over 25 floors.

Check back soon for this developing story.

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