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15 Aug 2017

Astonishment as City Worker Jumps From 7th Floor of Stock Exchange Building

In what will come across as a really shocking development, a man has jumped from the seventh floor of a Stock Exchange building.
The London Stock Exchange building, right, where the incident happened
A London city worker has died after apparently jumping from the seventh floor of the London Stock Exchange building.

According to Daily Star UK, the victim is believed to have climbed over a barrier to a glass walkway inside the building, in the heart of London's financial district, just before 10am today – then jumped.

He landed on the lobby floor – and was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses describing hearing shouts inside the building – then a thud.

Police have declined to release the age of the man – who has not been named – or whether he worked at the stock exchange.

But the death is not being treated as suspicious.

The seventh floor of the building houses conference rooms, rather than offices of one particular firm.

A broker told the Evening Standard: “I came in this morning and there was a screen up in the reception lobby area and ambulances and police.

“There was an internal memo saying there had been an incident.”

A student – who was visiting the building – said: “My friends inside told me they heard a lot of shouting and then they heard a thud. It’s awful.”

A City of London Police spokesman said: ''We were called to the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square on Tuesday, August 15, at 9.58am to a report of a man who had fallen from an upper floor in the building to the ground.

"London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at 10:10am.

"The City of London Police is currently investigating the circumstances around the death and the incident is being treated as non-suspicious.

"We are now working to inform the man's next of kin."

A spokesman for London Ambulance service said: "We sent a number of resources to the scene including an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, an ambulance crew and a motorbike responder.

"Sadly the patient was dead at the scene."

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