Teen jumps from Vessel in Hudson Yards suicide, NYPD says; area temporarily closed

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HUDSON YARDS, Manhattan — A 14-year-old boy is dead after jumping off The Vessel at Hudson Yards Thursday afternoon in what’s being deemed a suicide attempt, police said.

Police say they’re not sure if the boy was with family, on a school trip or by himself at the Manhattan structure. They say he jumped at around 1 p.m.

At this time, it has been deemed a suicide.

The Vessel’s website said it was “temporarily closed” following the death. It was closed for months earlier in 2021 after a series of suicides.

Stephen Ross, the billionaire developer behind Hudson Yards, told The Daily Beast The Vessel may not ever reopen following Thursday’s incident.

“We thought we did everything that would really prevent this,” Ross told the outlet. “I feel terrible for the family.”

If you or someone you know are struggling with suicidal thoughts, click here for resources.

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