A 54-year-old woman died early Wednesday after jumping from the 3rd floor landing inside the Shops at Columbus Circle at 59th Street, according to an NYPD spokesman. The incident occurred at 12:45 a.m.
The woman, whose name was not released, fell to the lobby floor, and was taken to Mt. Sinai West Hospital. She was pronounced dead at 1:12 a.m.
It’s not clear how the woman got into the building, as the shops generally close at 9 p.m. (though, as commenters point out, parts of the building remain open after that). Police did not have information on whether other people were around at the time.
We are awaiting more information from the Shops at Columbus Circle.
This is not the first suicide at the Time Warner Center. A schizophrenic man jumped to his death there in 2004.
If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
File photo of The Shops at Columbus Circle by Shinya Suzuki.