The 69-year-old is said to have fallen from the left balcony on the first floor.

Shock in Halle! A 69-year-old man fell from the balcony of an apartment building on Saturday afternoon and died.

Halle (Saale) – shock inside Hall! A 69-year-old man fell from the balcony of an apartment building on Saturday afternoon and died.

The 69-year-old is said to have fallen from the left balcony on the first floor. © Marvin Matzulla

As police spokesman Alexander Junghans told TAG24, the incident in Fohlenweg in southern Neustadt in Halle was reported at 2:55 p.m. The building is intended to be an assisted living facility.

According to the information, the pensioner fell from a balcony on the first floor for reasons that have not yet been clarified. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The police initially did not provide any information on the nature of the injuries, but in the evening Junghans confirmed that the 69-year-old had died in the clinic.

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According to the spokesman, the investigators have not yet been able to determine with certainty whether the accident was an accident or possibly a suicide attempt.

The police have started investigating the exact cause of the fall.

Original text of May 14 at 4:49 p.m., updated at 7:35 p.m

Typically, TAG24 does not report possible suicide attempts or self-harm. However, since the incident took place in public space, the editors decided to address it after all.

If you are affected by thoughts of suicide yourself, you will find contact persons around the clock at the telephone counseling service, anonymously of course. Telephone counseling: 08001110111 or 08001110222 or 08001110116123.

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