FRESNO, Calif. — Police say a 70-year-old man broke a window and jumped to his death from the eighth floor of a Fresno hospital.
It happened around 7 p.m. Tuesday at Community Medical Regional Center.
Lt. Mark Hudson says the patient had a history of mental illness, drug and alcohol abuse and was being evaluated when he picked up a chair and smashed the window.
Hudson says the man then crawled out onto a 2-foot landing and jumped, landing four stories below on a landing outside the maternity ward.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name wasn’t immediately released.
A hospital statement to the Fresno Bee calls it “an unfortunate accident” but said no other information would be released.