Woman, child die in fall from hotel window in Manhattan

Lester Mason
May 18, 2018

A woman fatally jumped from a midtown building with her 7-year-old son Friday morning, police said.

A receptionist at the hotel, located at 16 E. 46th St., said a manager was not available to comment. At this time it is not known whether the child jumped on his own or if he was forced by the woman, whom police believe was his mother.

A woman and child are dead after plunging off a building in Midtown. The incident happened at the Gotham Hotel, before 8:30am.

FOX 5 NY reported the woman and child jumped to their deaths. The woman and child landed on the hotel's second floor balcony and died of their injuries. It's unknown how far they plunged or what prompted their fall.

A medical examiner [left] has arrived to the scene of the hotel.

Hotel rooms at Gotham Hotel go for about $220 a night, according to the website.

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