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June 12, 2019

Police say man died in jump from Borgata hotel window in Atlantic City

Officers responded to reports of a dead body in the casino's parking lot Tuesday afternoon

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Borgata Atlantic City Jump death Parking Lot Screenshot/Google Street View

Police believe a man jumped to his death Tuesday from a window at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Police believe a man jumped from a hotel room window at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on Tuesday afternoon after a body was found in the hotel's parking lot.

Patrol officers responded to a report of a man found dead in the Borgata parking lot around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to a release from the Atlantic City Police Department. An investigation determined the man jumped from the window, detectives said.

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The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of his next of kin, police said. reported Wednesday that the man is a 25-year-old from Cherry Hill.

Gloucester County resident and Twitter user Mario Cerrito was at the Borgata on Tuesday, and filmed this clip of the hotel's exterior, saying he "witnessed a guy jump from 29th floor to his death" at the hotel:

According to the Press of Atlantic City, Cerrito said hotel security guards told him the building was under police lockdown after the incident.

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The Borgata stands 431 feet tall, and has 42 above-ground floors.

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