Sydney street shut down, witnesses treated after woman jumps from Sydney Tower

Street shut down, witnesses treated after woman jumps from Sydney TowerA 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.

via Sydney street shut down, witnesses treated after woman jumps from Sydney Tower – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)