A major police investigation shut down sections of Pitt Street in Sydney on Thursday afternoon after a woman jumped to her death from one of the city’s most popular tourists attractions.
Paramedics responded to reports of a woman threatening self-harm at Sydney Tower in the CBD about 2:40pm.
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NSW Police Inspector Robert Winkler would not comment on the circumstances surrounding her death, but said there were a number of witnesses to the incident, which occurred near the corner of Pitt and Market streets.
“This was a very traumatic situation and support has been given to a number of witnesses at this point, as well as police and emergency services,” he said.