Man throwing items out of 9th floor West End window falls to his death: VPD

Jul 14 2019, 12:10 pm

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A man fell to his death Saturday after throwing several large items out of the ninth-floor window of a Vancouver high-rise apartment building, according to police.

A statement issued by the Vancouver force says the man was distraught and officers responded to several calls just after noon about someone throwing TVs and bicycles out of a window at a building on Bidwell near Haro Street.

“This presented a dangerous situation for anyone walking by. Officers quickly located and entered the apartment that the items were coming from and observed a man inside who appeared distraught,” police said in a statement.

After the officers entered the apartment, the man fell from the window and did not survive, say police.

The IIO is now investigating.

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