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UPDATE: Man Who Fell at Tysons Corner Mall Expected to Live

Fairfax police investigating incident as an attempted suicide.

Friday Morning Update: The 20 year-old Arlington County man who fell from the fourth floor of a Tysons Corner Mall parking garage is expected to live, Fairfax County police said Friday morning.

The case is still being investigated as a suicide attempt therefore police are not releasing the victim's name.

The incident occurred about 5 pm. Thursday afternoon at Tyson's Corner one mall on Chain Bridge Road. He fell from the parking garage located across the street from the Chipotle restaurant.

Marjorie Veiga said when she and her daughter were entering the mall around 4:50 p.m. Thursday, she saw a young man on the parking deck rooftop, talking loudly on his cellphone.

"[He] seemed to be very angry at whomever he was calling," she said.

A few hours later, they returned to find police still on scene.

UPDATE 8:30 p.m. Thursday: A man fell from the fourth floor of a Tysons Corner Mall parking garage about 5p.m. today in an incident Fairfax County police said they are investigating as an attempted suicide.

A spokesperson for the police said the adult male was transported alive to a hospital. A spokesman for Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said the man sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to Inova Fairfax Hospital.

The man's condition could not be determined at this time.

He landed nearly in front of the Chipotle restaurant, sources at the mall said. The parking garage where the incident took place is within walking distance of the mall's food court on the third level.

The incident took place near the pedestrian walkway where a grandmother threw her two-year-old granddaughtersources said. Carmela dela Rosa

ORIGINAL STORY: Fairfax County police are investigating how a person fell 25 feet from a Tysons Corner building Thursday evening in what appears to be a suicide attempt near the Tysons Corner mall.

Fairfax County police and EMS responded around 5:10 p.m. Thursday to 1961 Chain Bridge Road. Police spokesman Bud Walker could not confirm what existed at the address, or where exactly at the location the fall took place. Several stores in and around Tysons Corner Center share that address.

The victim, who was found unconscious by rescue personnel, was taken to a local hospital by Fairfax County EMS shortly after they arrived on scene. It is not clear how old the victim was, or, whether they are a man or woman.

It's unclear if the victim's injuries are life threatening.

Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

keith mahone March 23, 2012 at 11:54 AM
"It is not clear how old the victim was, or, whether they are a man or woman." Agreement. Get some. (I'm guessing this job doesn't pay too well.)
Bobbi Bowman March 23, 2012 at 12:23 PM
The Fairfax police released extremely limited information about this incident In the beginning. The updated story contains more information. Police have not released the age of the victim. We will continue to follow this story.
BFW March 23, 2012 at 02:19 PM
you are an angry man, keith. get some help.
glazo March 23, 2012 at 02:56 PM
@keith you're funny man.. I agree with BFW,, get some help buddy.
Cokeyy March 25, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I agree. it says he's a he and he's 20 but now you don't have a clue?? It cant be too hard to either find out or edit the article

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