ESB Suicide Discovered When Leg Found on 33rd Street

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This just in from the Associated Press, and more than a bit disconcerting:

NEW YORK (AP) — A man jumped to his death Friday out the window of a 69th-floor law office in the Empire State Building.


Police responded to the New York City landmark shortly before 3 p.m. after a 911 caller reported seeing a severed leg — covered in a gray sock — on the street below. The rest of the body was recovered from a setback on the 30th floor.

Apparently more than 30 people have jumped to their deaths from the 76-year-old tower. The AP does not report how many dismembered themselves in the process.

Man Jumps to Death From Empire State Building [AP via NYT]