Man jumps off Empire State Building
A 21-year-old man jumped to his death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building, one of New York's most iconic buildings, The New York Times reported.
The man ran and cleared a security barrier Tuesday on the 86th-floor platform, the paper said, quoting police, DPA reported.
He hit the sidewalk near the north-east entrance of the 443-metre building. More than 30 people have committed suicide by jumping off the Art Deco skyscraper since it was opened in 1931.