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Man Commits Suicide By Jumping Off The Standard Hotel Downtown

The Standard Hotel (Photo by David via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A man committed suicide this afternoon by jumping off the roof of The Standard Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. LAPD Officer Sara Faden told LAist the death occurred at 3:49 p.m. this afternoon, and that it has been confirmed as a suicide.

Sixth street was shut down between Hope and Flower while police investigated. Social media was full of questions, including photos of the body lying on the sidewalk under a white sheet.

The hotel did not offer many details, but did say that the rooftop is closed for the time being.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: do not leave the person alone, remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt, and call the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.