Brooklyn Woman Jumps From 12-Story Building With Child In Her Arms

Residents of an NYC building are in a state of shock after a Brooklyn woman, 39, reportedly jumped from the top of a 12-story Hell’s Kitchen housing unit with her child in hand, the New York Post reported.

Oksana Patchin, 39, and her daughter, Olivia Patchin, were rushed to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, police and sources said.

The tragic incident occurred just before 2 p.m. at 540 West 53rd Street.

Sources informed the outlet that the child was a five-year-old girl.

First responders took the pair to St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, sources stated.

It really shook me up that it happened,” Bryan, a tenant, said.

“It’s very, very disturbing.”

Reports identified the woman as a Prospect Heights resident. According to the authorities and the tenants, she was visiting someone in the building when she jumped.

Although authorities do not know who exactly the woman was visiting, one tenant did informer reports that a woman came out of the building “very distraught.”

When she went back inside, police prevented reporters from following her.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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