An investment banker at JP Morgan in Hong Kong committed suicide on Monday after jumping from the top of the firm’s 30-story downtown building. The man’s name has not been released, but police identify him as a 33-year-old employee at the bank.
According to the South China Morning Post:
Police said a man was found in a dangerous position on the roof of Chater House on Connaught Road Central at about 2pm. He threw himself off the building before emergency crews arrived.
He landed on the four-lane westbound carriageway outside the building. A police spokeswoman said the man was taken to Ruttonjee Hospital in Wan Chai, where he was declared dead at 2.31pm.
JP Morgan has described the suicide as a “sad and tragic incident” in a brief statement, but neither the firm not the police have yet to release a full report. No note was found at the scene, and the man was reportedly under “heavy work-related stress.”
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