UPPER WEST SIDE — A man was in critical condition after he jumped from the roof of a Lincoln Center building Thursday morning, police said.
The unidentified 56-year-old man climbed onto the 3-story-high roof on West 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue around 10:40 a.m., according to police and a Lincoln Center spokeswoman.
The Lincoln Center Director of Security and other security employees who spotted the man called 911 and tried to engage him in conversation, but were unable to stop him from jumping 15 minutes later, Lincoln Center’s Chief of Public Relations and Media Strategy Mary Caraccioli said in a statement.
The man was taken to New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Tiffany, 30, who works in the area and declined to give her last name, saw the man fall.
“I’m really shocked,” she said. “It’s the saddest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life.”