'Google employee jumps to death from office'

A software engineer at Google fell to his death at the tech company’s Manhattan offices, according to a report.

A 31-year-old man plunged to his death on Thursday evening around 11.30pm, according to the New York Post, citing police sources.

The man reportedly worked at the search engine’s office located at 111 8th Avenue in Chelsea. He was found on the street unconscious and taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Handprints and footprints were reportedly found at an open-air terrace on the Google building’s 14th floor. The man left no note before the fatal fall.

The New York Police Department (NYPD) was not able to confirm details of the incident yet.

Metro.co.uk has also reached out to Google, who have not responded to any requests for comment.

Thursday’s incident is the second reported death of a New York City Google employee in just over two months.

On February 16, Jacob Pratt, a 33-year-old partnership leader at the company, was found dead in his apartment. His death was ruled a suicide.

It’s also the second falling death in New York City this week. On Tuesday, a 20-year-old mother from Colorado fell to her death from a Times Square hotel.

Dezirae Andersen was found dead after falling from the roof of the OYO Times Square hotel on West 47th Street. Police said that she got into a physical fight with her boyfriend, Tyler Griffin, just before the fatal plunge.

Police were originally called to the hotel on reports of Griffin assaulting Andersen in her hotel room.

Andersen then fell from the building’s 10th floor, and landed on scaffolding above the street.

Police have since arrested Griffin, 24, and charged him with assault, reckless endangerment, and acting in a manner that could have harmed a baby.

Got a story? Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at [email protected]. Or you can submit your videos and pictures here.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

Follow Metro.co.uk on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news updates. You can now also get Metro.co.uk articles sent straight to your device. Sign up for our daily push alerts here.

Source: Read Full Article