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Onlookers encouraged migrant teen's fatal jump, say police

By Associated Press in Berlin ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-10-24 07:59:23

Onlookers apparently shouted "Jump!" before a teenage migrant leapt from an apartment block in an eastern German town, suffering fatal injuries, the mayor said on Saturday.

Officers were called to the building in Schmoelln on Friday afternoon by the caregiver for a group of young migrants, who reported that a 17-year-old Somali boy was acting violently, police said. When they arrived, he was sitting on a fifth-floor window ledge.

Police and fire officers tried to persuade the teenager not to jump, but he leapt and died shortly afterward of his injuries.

Onlookers encouraged migrant teen's fatal jump, say police

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