A man jumped to his death from the 86th-floor observation deck of the Empire State Building, New York City police said on Saturday.
Police said they received a call on Friday at about 10:30 a.m. EST that a man had leapt from the building, the city’s tallest since the destruction of the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
His body was found on the roof of a sixth-floor landing. Police said they were still trying to identify him.
Witnesses said the man appeared to be in his 30s and climbed over a spiked, 10-foot fence surrounding the deck, according to Newsday.
The New York daily said that there have been fewer than 35 reported suicides since the building opened in 1931, with the most recent before Friday’s incident occurring in February.
In that case, a man leapt to his death from the 80th floor minutes after filling out a job application.