Grisly scene in Guangzhou as man jumps to death in public shopping mall

Kevin McGeary , November 18, 2013 7:00am

A man jumped seven storeys and died at Guangzhou’s Tianhe City Mall on Saturday afternoon, TVS reports.

The man, aged around 30, had climbed the barrier on the seventh floor and was perched on the precipice, starting a stand-off involving passers-by and security staff. After chatting with security staff, he smoked a couple of cigarettes and was talked off the ledge, according at an eyewitness named Mr. Tang.

The stand-off, image via TVS.

However, he then jumped at around 3:40 p.m. and was confirmed dead by paramedics.

Paramedics at the scene, via Sina Weibo

Kevin McGeary

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