Boy, 12, dies after jumping from 15-story Park Avenue apartment on Manhattan’s Upper East Side
- The police responded to an emergency call around 3:45 PM on Tuesday afternoon
- They ran into a boy with body trauma after seemingly landed on a parked car
- The NY Post reports that he jumped off the roof of a fifteen-story apartment building
- He was transferred to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead
A 12-year-old boy jumped from the roof of a building on the Upper East Side in New York City on Tuesday and committed suicide.
The unknown boy jumped from the roof of the 15-story apartment building at 1045 Park Avenue.
The NYPD tells DailyMail.com that they responded to the scene after a 911 call at around 3:45 PM.
The NYPD will not reveal more details during the investigation.
While police have not released details, the apparent suicide comes at a time when mental health professionals have raised concerns about the effects of a year of confinement – and not school – on younger people.
Officers encountered an unconscious and unresponsive man with body trauma on top of a car.
The boy landed on a parked car and shattered the vehicle’s windshield, according to the report New York Post
Pictured: The 15-story apartment building at 1045 Park Avenue from which the boy jumped
EMS was called to the scene and took the boy to Lenox Hill Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
The NYPD has not officially disclosed the age of the victim as the investigation is ongoing.
The 12-year-old’s death eerily resembles another death in Manhattan that occurred Oct. 19.
Matthew Pierre, 13, was found shirtless on the floor around 6 a.m. after plunging 20 floors of a terrace to his death outside a West 43rd Street apartment building near Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen.
Police investigated Pierre’s death as a suicide and noted cryptic writing on the teen’s computer to the New York Post
A GoFundMe page raised more than $ 35,000 for Pierre’s family in memory of a “ sweet and loving boy. ”
“Matthew was a pride and joy to his parents Jeri and Edwin and his older sister Nyla,” the fundraiser continued.
He loved sports, but basketball was his passion. If a sport were to be played, Matthew would certainly be there.
His infectious smile could light up a room and he was always a respectful, smart and talented young man.
“He was a friend to so many of his peers and they all mourn the loss of their beloved friend Matthew.”
Pictured: 400 West 43rd Street, where Matthew Pierre died in October
In the past, Mayor Bill de Blasio has expressed concern about children’s mental health as a result of the pandemic and has pushed for schools to reopen with that in mind.
“The fact that these children have been through this crisis, the trauma they have felt, have lost many children, loved ones,” de Blasio said in February. NBC New York“A lot of kids feel really isolated in the absence of, you know, the normal rhythms of their lives.”
De Blasio responded to a town hall comment by then Chancellor Richard Carranza, who said, “Our student suicide rate is rapidly doubling.”
The NYC Department of Education says one in five kids is struggling with mental health.
For confidential support, call the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-273-8255