2044 East 18th Street (Source: Google Maps)

2044 East 18th Street (Source: Google Maps)

The NYPD is currently on scene at 2044 East 18th Street off of Avenue T after a person fatally plunged from the building.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A tipster tells Sheepshead Bites that fire trucks and ambulances were also on scene, and police had roped off the area with crime tape. A crowd had formed. That call came in at 2:48 p.m. At 3:30 p.m., NYCityAlerts, a Twitter account that reports on emergency incidents, posted that the victim was down from the roof and pronounced dead.

The building at 2044 East 18th Street is seven stories tall. It is not yet clear if the victim jumped, fell or was pushed, nor is it clear if the fall was from the roof, a window or a fire escape.

We are awaiting more information from authorities.

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to tips (at) sheepsheadbites (dot) com.

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  • WasThere

    There was no crowd, just a few people who live right near the building discussing what had happened. The building is A SIX STORY building, not a 7 story building. A window on the 6th floor was open with the curtains blowing. A body was seen being removed around 5PM.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      It is also closer to Avenue U. But why quibble over such things?

  • WasThere

    Just stating the facts. It’s between T & U.

  • LiveThere

    Building is closer to T, just stating the facts.

  • LiveThere

    Btw, it is a 7 story building, lobby with 6 floors above.