Police: Fleeing Man Plunges to Death Leaping Hotel Balconies

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
August 21, 2019US News
Police: Fleeing Man Plunges to Death Leaping Hotel Balconies
Police tape in a file photo. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

ATLANTA—Police said a man flashed a housekeeper at a hotel in Georgia and died trying to escape security by leaping between balconies.

Atlanta police investigator James White told reporters that the man died at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel early Monday, Aug. 19.

White said the housekeeper reported the man to security and as the man fled he attempted to jump from a balcony at least 10 stories high to one nearby. White said the man missed the balcony and fell to his death. White said the man’s death is believed to be accidental.

Authorities did not immediately release the man’s identity. The investigation is ongoing.

The hotel’s general manager, Peter McMahon, said the hotel is cooperating with authorities.

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