Teen boy leaps to death from gym in luxury high-rise: Police

A 17-year-old boy has been found dead of an apparent suicide on Manhattan’s Upper East Side neighborhood.

The New York Daily News reports that the unidentified teen is believed to have jumped to his death from 23rd floor gym of the 50-story Bristol Plaza high-rise building on 65th Street and 3rd Avenue. Police reportedly believe it was a suicide.

Authorities have not yet publicly identified the teen, who was found shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday evening. Police confirmed to the newspaper that he lived in the building.

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An unnamed witness told the Daily News that they heard a loud noise around the time of the presumed suicide leap, but did not immediately realize what it was.

“As I came out of the building I heard a thump. I went down the block and didn’t realize till I came back it was a body,” the witness said.

“It was horrible.”

The Daily Mail obtained video of emergency responders securing the scene, appearing to conceal the victim with a white sheet.

It is not yet known if there were any witnesses on the 23rd floor who saw the teen jump.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

If you or someone know is in crisis, immediate help is available. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. 

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