A man has jumped to his death in an apparent suicide inside the Palisades Center mall in West Nyack, according to Clarkstown Police.
The body of a 23-year-old Spring Valley resident was discovered shortly before 6 a.m., according to Sgt. Harry Baumann. However, Baumann said a review of mall security video shows the man apparently jumped just after 4 a.m.
The man climbed over a railing and jumped down an opening, landing on the first floor of the mall in the vicinity of the Best Buy store. Baumann said the incident took place on the west side of the mall, where the Target department store is located.
Baumann said it does not appear that anyone else was involved in the man's death, and that no one else was injured.
Baumann said it was still uncertain why the man was at the mall at 4 a.m. Although stores and restaurants were closed, Baumann noted that entrances are open overnight and there are workers there for a variety of reasons.
Police said it does not appear the Spring Valley man worked at the mall or had any special connection to the mall. A car believed to have been used by him was found in a mall parking lot.
Baumann said investigators do not believe the man had been diagnosed with or had been treated for any mental illness.
This is the second public suicide in Clarkstown this week. On Monday, a 39-year-old Congers man shot himself to death in a Nanuet hotel room. He had been undergoing treatment for depression.