Stevens Tech student falls 5 stories to his death, reports say
A 21-year-old Stevens Institute of Technology student fell five stories to his death, NJ Advance Media has reported.
The student, who's name has not been released, was found unresponsive by police Sunday at 3:39 a.m. on Clinton Street in Hoboken. The man's body was found on the sidewalk by authorities after someone reported that a person had just fallen from a fifth floor window.
The school told NJ Advance Media that the man was from Maryland and was studying electrical engineering. Stevens issued a statement to the publication saying: "He was a remarkable young man who will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. Students have been informed that our counseling center is available for them during this difficult time."
The incident remains under investigation and an autopsy report has not yet been released. Authorities have ruled out homicide but have not ruled out the possibility that the fall was either accidental or suicide.
Hoboken Police Detective Lt. Brian Brereton told Nj Advance Media that "At this point we don't have a determination. It's one of the two." The detective said the department is awaiting toxicology reports, which could take months to be released.
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