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May 02, 2015

Eyewitness: Person jumped from Center City high-rise

A person reportedly jumped from the Embassy Suites Hotel

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An ambulance outside of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Center City Philadelphia.

Police and emergency medical personnel are responding to an incident at a Center City high-rise after an eyewitness told PhillyVoice an individual jumped from the building. 

According to the eyewitness, who asked not to be identified, a person jumped from a balcony at the 28-floor Embassy Suites Hotel, located at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The eyewitness said the young man jumped a few floors from the top of the hotel. 

An ambulance is on the scene. 

According to a spokesperson reached by phone at the Embassy Suites Hotel, "there was a crisis, it's now under control, and Hilton will be putting out a statement."