According to the Yale Daily News, the jumper was Austin native Cameron Dabaghi (class of 2011) who was attending Berkeley College as an East Asian studies major. Yale College Dean Mary Miller addressed the incident this morning, saying, "We are all deeply distressed by this news," and noted that counselors would be available for students. Dabaghi's sister, Andrene Dabaghi, also attends the school, and a gathering was planned for 10 a.m.
Thank God that no one was hit in his plunge.
A suicide is always a morally acceptable homicide by a very angry, depressed person. This one obviously more on the angry end.
Police were forced close a block of West 34th Street around the building, as the body of Cameron Dabaghi from Yale lay at the northwest corner of the Empire State Building.
The observation deck was not busy at the time of Cameron Dabaghi's death, which meant he could climb over the 10ft-high fence unchallenged.
Picture of Cameron Dabaghi from Yale University.
Before Cameron Dabaghi, in January 2009, a 54-year-old woman jumped from the 39th-floor window, landing on a balcony on the 25th floor, where she died.
The police say that Cameron Dabaghi from Yale was in his early 20ís.
Empire State Building stands 1,453 feet tall and was designed by William F. Lamb. The observation deck has a glass wall and outdoor walkways. The 86th floor of the building stands 1,050 feet above the ground.