Thursday, August 24, 2006

Man Falls to Death After Falling From an Ottawa Apartment Balcony

A man died Tuesday evening after falling from an Ottawa apartment balcony while apparently trying to evade police.

Police say they were called to a 10th-floor apartment on Murray Street at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

When they entered the apartment in the Byward Market, a man inside ran out to the balcony and tried to swing to an adjacent unit. He lost his grip and fell to the ground.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Police haven't identified the man, or said if he was a tenant at the apartment.

The apartment building is run by the Ottawa Community Housing Corp., and reports suggest drug use in the area is common.

The Ontario Special Investigations Unit has been asked to investigate the death, a standard procedure when police are involved in an incident where a person suffers serious bodily harm or death.



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