NYPD is reporting that a 13-year-old fell twenty floors to his death from Manhattan Plaza in Hell’s Kitchen this morning at around 6am.
The teenager, Matthew Pierre, had been on the terrace at 400 W43rd Street doing his homework, his family told police, according to the New York Post.
The New York Daily News reported that Pierre’s mother and sister were at home when the fall happened, his father had just left for work.
Management at Manhattan Plaza issued a statement to residents this afternoon saying: “It is with great sadness that I must report the loss of one of our community residents. We have lost one of our teenage residents due to what is believed to be a horrific accident. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the family; our community mourns with the family at this time.”
We will update this story as we receive more information.