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Hudson Yards Vessel Closed After 3rd Suicide

The Vessel and the Hudson Yards are devoid of tourists in New York on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 because of social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic. (ÂPhoto by Richard B. Levine)

NEW YORK (77 WABC) – A popular Hudson Yards tourist attraction is closed for the unforeseeable future.

A 21 year old man jumped from the Vessel, a 150-foot spiraling staircase, to his death on Monday morning.

According to the New York Post, Franklin Washington is a person of interested in the fatal stabbing of his mother in Texas.

This is the third suicide at the site in less than a year.

The developer of Hudson Yards, Related Companies, told The New York Times that the closure of the Vessel was temporary, and that the firm was consulting suicide-prevention experts, including psychiatrists, about how to best limit the potential for suicides.

It’s unclear when the structure will reopen.

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