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Fall from window ruled a suicide

July 02, 1997

By MARLO BARNHART

Staff Writer

A man fell to his death from a window in Hagerstown Tuesday morning, less than a day after another man was critically injured in a similar fall.

A 53-year-old man died after falling from a fourth-floor window of the Alexander House at 7 E. Washington St., at 7:27 a.m. Tuesday.

The death has been ruled a suicide, according to Detective George Knight.

"He hit a little roof and then a car and landed on the sidewalk," said Hagerstown Fire Battalion Chief Ron Horn. "They found a Bible next to him."

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The man was taken to Washington County Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:12 a.m., according to hospital spokesman John Costopoulos.

Morning rush hour motorists experienced long delays as traffic throughout the downtown was disrupted.

On Monday, a man was critically injured when he fell from a window on West Antietam Street at about 6 p.m.

The man remained in critical condition in the intensive care unit at Washington County Hospital Tuesday night.

He had been involved in an argument with his girlfriend earlier that day, a witness told Hagerstown City Police.

Foul play wasn't suspected, according to police.

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