Jersey City man dies in fall from NYC hotel

JERSEY CITY AND BEYOND — A 23-year-old Jersey City resident died after he apparently fell from the fourth floor of the Pennsylvania Hotel at Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street in New York City Sunday morning, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal identified the man as Moon G. Nam of Jersey City.
They said he “apparently became lost when he returned to the hotel, where he had spent the night with two friends, at about 6:00 a.m. to retrieve his cellphone that he forgot in his room, a law enforcement official with knowledge of the case said. He said surveillance video shows Mr. Nam taking a freight elevator to the fourth floor where he followed exit signs to the landing. Investigators believe he was looking for a fire escape or leaning over the guardrail when he fell…The law enforcement official said Mr. Nam had been out to dinner and was drinking with two male friends Saturday night and the group decided to check into the hotel instead of driving back to New Jersey. The official said it was unclear if Mr. Nam was intoxicated when he fell but there was no criminality suspected in the case.”

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