Police rule downtown fatal fall suicide - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Police rule downtown fatal fall suicide

SPOKANE, Wash. - A Spokane police spokeswoman, Jennifer DeRuwe, says the death of a man in a fall from a downtown parking garage was a suicide.

The man fell Wednesday from the Parkade garage and landed on a skybridge several stories below.

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Fire crews received a report that someone had fallen onto the sky-walk located on Howard between Main and Riverside around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon.  When crews arrived on scene they found a male in his 40s or 50s lying on top of the sky-walk. Emergency responders reported that he had no pulse and was not breathing.  Fire officials said the injuries the man sustained from the fall were "incompatible with life".

Police are investigating how far the man fell and if the fall was accidental, or if he intentionally jumped.

Howard between Main and Riverside was closed for about 2 hours while police investigated the scene.

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