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Man who fell to his death near Occupy San Diego protest was suicide

October 10, 2011 |  5:04 pm

A man who fell to his death from a parking structure next to the San Diego City Hall plaza on Monday afternoon apparently committed suicide, police said.

The 42-year-old man jumped from the fifth or seventh floor of the structure about 3:15 p.m., police said. The body landed in the plaza, where several hundred people from the Occupy San Diego protest have been camped out since the weekend.

The man apparently had political pamphlets in his pockets, suggesting that he was part of the protest, police said. Witnesses say the man was not screaming as he fell to the pavement outside a restaurant that is part of the plaza.

He may have tried to post the pamphlets on the parking structure before killing himself, police said. His name has not been released.

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