Nov. 9, 2017 By Tara Law
A 44-year-old man fell to his death from a fourth floor apartment in Jackson Heights in the early hours Thursday after he tried to flee through a window after he was caught molesting a young child, police said.
The man was at a birthday party at 35-15 95th Street late Wednesday when he was seen touching one of the children in attendance, police said.
Residents called the police at 12:10 a.m. Thursday and reportedly tried to lock the man in a room to prevent his escape.
When the police arrived, they found him lying unconscious and unresponsive on the ground outside the building.
The police believe that the man either jumped or fell through the window while trying to exit.
EMS were called and the man was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The police have yet to release the man’s name.