Man falls from fifth floor of parking structure

By Bryce Ronquillo

An unidentified man at East Los Angeles College fell off the fifth floor of the south parking structure and landed on the first floor stairwell.

ELAC Public Information Officer Alejandro Guzman confirmed that the man is alive.

Witnesses to the incident quickly responded to the scene.

“I was walking from the lunch truck towards the parking structure and I saw the guy falling down. It all happened so fast,” said Ivan Aviles. “I went down-stairs to help him and another man was already giving him first aid responses.”

Although it has yet to be confirmed whether this was an accident, there is speculations that it was a suicide attempt.

“He looked extremely calm while falling. It seemed premeditated,” said Cleopatra Skywalker-Ortiz.

The incident was first reported at around 10:30 a.m.

The investigation is currently ongoing. Students are being advised to park in the stadium or north parking structures to avoid traffic build-up.


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