Woman falls to her death from 5 story window in Harlem: police

HARLEM, Manhattan — A woman fell to her death from a five story window in Harlem on Saturday, police said.

Officers responded to a 911 call for a violation of an order of protection around 12:08 p.m. at a fifth floor apartment located on Lenox Avenue between West 114th and West 115th Streets.

As police arrived, the woman, identified as 30-year-old Quanneisha Baskerville, fell from the window. EMS responded and took her to a hospital where she was pronounced dead, according to police.

Baskerville stopped at her estranged boyfriend’s home Saturday to drop off their three children, ages 4, 9 and 10, when his roommate called the police, according to the Associated Press. He had placed the order of protection against Baskerville, police said. AP reports that had been facing assault charges after she was accused of kicking in the door of the boyfriend’s apartment and later punching him.

Police do not yet know if this was a suicide and are investigating how Baskerville fell from the window.

Assignment Desk Editor Ava Pittman contributed to this report.