A Transportation Security Administration employee has died of an apparent suicide at Orlando International Airport.
The New York Post reports that the Orlando Police Department had confirmed the death of a male TSA worker who reportedly jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel and landed, in critical condition, in an atrium at the Orlando International Airport.
According to the report, the unidentified worker plunged from the hotel into the airport atrium at around 9:30 Saturday morning, and was later pronounced dead after he was transported to the hospital.
CNN reports that the male was off-duty and appeared to have jumped from a hotel balcony.
An off-duty Transportation Security Administration officer fell to his death from a hotel balcony inside Florida's Orlando International Airport, officials said. Police said it appeared to be suicide. https://t.co/1Si7NA6PaT pic.twitter.com/rt9FzlbhGT
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) February 2, 2019
It is unclear if the TSA worker was assigned to the Orlando airport. As the New York Post notes, the death comes a week after the end of a 35-day government shutdown which required TSA employees to work without pay.
Orlando Police confirmed the death and shared condolences in a tweet on Saturday.
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) February 2, 2019
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
[Feature image: Frontier Airline employees move food and supplies in carts for TSA workers to a distribution center at Orlando International Airport as the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)]