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Man Leaps to Death in Midtown

Atlanta Police reports that the victim jumped from a 1010 Midtown 35th floor balcony on Friday.

According to the Atlanta Police Department, a man jumped to his death from a 35th floor balcony of around 6 p.m. on Friday.

The Midtown high-rise condo building is located at 1080 Peachtree Street.

According to the APD, Zone 5 units were dispatched on a suicide call at approximately 6:21 p.m., and when officers arrived, they found the deceased victim lying on the sidewalk. Police indicated that no foul play was observed.

A portion of Peachtree St. from 11th to 12th street was blocked off while officials investigated and cleaned up.

By mid-Saturday morning, a Topix forum discussion had almost 35 comments concerning the situation, as numerous people reported seeing the body on the sidewalk. Some commented that people were observed taking cell phone pictures of the body.

Several individuals, including one claiming to be related to the victim, remarked that the man was a 1010 Midtown resident and had been dealing with serious health issues of late. The victim's name was not released.

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