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May 04, 2015

Man dies in apparent suicide after balcony jump

Death occurred mid-afternoon on Saturday

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

A man died of an apparent suicide Saturday afternoon after jumping off a 25th-floor balcony of the Embassy Suites Hotel in Center City, Philadelphia police officials said Monday.

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Police declined to identify the individual but said he was a 37-year-old white male. He did not leave a note and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:23 p.m., just 12 minutes after the incident was first reported, police said.

Management at the hotel at 1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.