Man jumps from apartment building in apparent suicide

Man jumps from apartment building in apparent suicide
(Source: WTOL)
(Source: WTOL)

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - A man jumped to his death from the Riverfront Apartments in Toledo on Monday.

Police received a call from construction crews who said they saw a body fall from 245 Summit Street around 10 a.m.

Chris Malecki, 37, was found lying on the sidewalk in front of the building. Malecki was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lieutenant Joe Heffernan said that for now they are treating the death as an apparent suicide and there is no evidence of foul play.

Police say it appears that Malecki jumped from the the window of his apartment on the 15th floor.

"I live in the building. I've been here for about eight years and never seen anything like this, never thought of anything like this happening," said Riverfront Apartments resident Julius Burkes. "It's just a shock!"

Summit Street was closed for a short time while police crews investigated and cleared the scene. The road was reopened at about 11:30.

Police were able to cover the scene quickly as several onlookers gathered at the scene.

"It's just like the busses are going back and forth every day," Burkes said. "The construction workers out here getting ProMedica together."

Lieutenant Heffernan said an event like this is a rare occurrence in Toledo.

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