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BREAKING: Unidentified person fell from building on University Place

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The Gothamist has reported that at around noon, an unidentified individual was seen falling from a building on University Place between 12th and 13th street.

According to spokesperson John Beckman, the incident happened a few blocks north of Weinstein Residence Hall. The individual was middle-aged and unconnected to the NYU community.

Jonathan Tan for WSN

UPDATE: 1:38 p.m.

“We are unaware of any injuries to any member of the NYU community related to this incident.” – NYU spokesman John Beckmen.

UPDATE: 1:44 p.m.

The New York Fire Department confirms that they received a 911 call at 11:50 a.m. In order to protect the privacy of the individual, they could not confirm the gender or identity.

UPDATE: 2:13 p.m.

According to a police source, the individual was a 57-year-old woman from Stuytown who leaped from the 8th floor. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Additional reporting by Emily Yang, Hanqing Chen and Tony Chau. Emily Yang is deputy managing editor and Hanqing Chen is assistant managing editor. Email them at [email protected]

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