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Man, 51, Jumps To His Death From 14th Floor Of His Home In Manhattan With Two Dogs And A Cat In His Arms

A 51-year-old man and his pets died on Thursday after he jumped from the balcony on the 14th floor of his home in Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood while cradling a cat and two dogs, according to Police.

Man, 51, Jumps To His Death From 14th Floor Of His Home In Manhattan With Two Dogs And A Cat In His Arms

The yet to be identified man took his two dogs and a cat with him - killing one of the dogs and the cat. The other dog broke its legs and was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment.

The man who lived in the building called the East River Coop at 575 Grand Street, close to FDR Drive, jumped to his death around 3:30 p.m., the New York Daily News reported.

The man was rushed to Beth Israel Hospital with severe trauma, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

A neighbor told the New York Post, “This just ruined my whole day. I hope I don’t know this man because I’ll be sad. Really sad,” said one resident. “Something like this has never happened around here for all I know.”

“Why would he do that to those poor animals? They don’t deserve that. Lord knows why he jumped but they don’t deserve that,” said another resident of the building that didn’t want to be identified.

This incident occurred a day after a Brooklyn mother dropped her 6-month old infant child out of a window. The child survived but was critically injured.

Earlier this week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that $7.2 million was being invested in strengthening crisis call center services for New Yorkers.

Hochul said: “Too often, people experiencing a mental health crisis or considering suicide feel as though they have no one to turn to, but the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides hope and help.”

If you or a loved one are struggling with suicidal thoughts, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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