Jan. 3, 2016 Staff Report
A man jumped to his death from the eighth floor of the Country Inn & Suites hotel in Long Island City Sunday afternoon.
The 46-year-old victim, whose name has yet to be released, had been talking to the police just prior to jumping from the 40-34 Crescent Street hotel at about 2:50 pm, according to a NYPD spokeswoman.
Despite efforts to convince him otherwise, the victim jumped and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.
A representative of the hotel would not comment on the incident.
This story was originally posted with a photograph of the victim. It has been taken down out after being viewed as too graphic.