A 3-year-old boy has died after falling from a 29th floor balcony of a New York Metropolis apartment constructing on Saturday morning, police mentioned.
Officers discovered the injured toddler mendacity on a third floor scaffolding after receiving a 911 name at 11:09 a.m. The boy was taken to a close-by hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless.
“We believe the child exited through a window, but exactly how that occurred is under investigation at the time,” a police spokesperson advised The Related Press. The apartment is positioned within the Taino Towers residential advanced in Harlem.
New York Metropolis legislation requires owners of buildings with three or extra residences to put in window guards if a toddler age 10 years or youthful lives there or if a tenant or occupant requests them. It’s unclear whether or not window guards have been put in on this explicit apartment.
The spokesperson mentioned the kid’s loss of life is beneath “active investigation” and police are talking with two people who have been contained in the apartment when the boy fell.