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Suicide Shuts Down Area in front of Hollywood & Highland's Kodak Theatre

LAPD blocks off the area in front of the Kodak Theatre | Photo by Zach Behrens/LAist
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Word quickly spread on Twitter this afternoon after a person committed suicide in front of the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center. At 3:10 p.m., police were notified of someone attempting to commit suicide by jumping from the fourth floor outside Sun Taco. Tourists and locals all twittered about helicopters and police swarming the famous boulevard, effectively shutting it down for several minutes. According to various witnesses, it was an elderly black man.