New York Man Tosses Toddler From High Rise, Then Jumps To His Own Death
The man dropped his 4-year-old child from the 14th story of a Manhattan building, and then jumped himself, killing them both.
Police say the man was pronounced dead at the scene. The child was taken to the hospital, and pronounced dead there.
A witness said the boy was wearing Christmas pajamas.
“They were pumping his chest and working on him, and nothing,” said Luis Ortiz, who was at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, a block away from the scene, when paramedics rushed him in.
“You could tell he was slipping away. They said the father was up there, but they didn’t bring anyone else in. It was just heartbreaking. I have two kids of my own. They tried to do the best they could.”