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Hudson Yards Vessel Closed After 3rd Suicide

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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