UPDATE: Utica police say they are investigating the situation outside of the Adirondack Bank building on Genesee Street as a suicide.
Police say the person – whose identity we will not be releasing – jumped from the top of the building, which is about 15 or 16 floors tall, around 10 a.m.
“Right now the investigation is still ongoing,” said Utica Police Chief Mark Williams. “It’s an apparent suicide and we’re meeting with the person’s family right now to let them know what happened.”
Williams says the door to get onto the roof is a locked door and access was made by breaking through the door.
The scene was cleared around 12 p.m. and Genesee Street was opened back up.
UTICA – The Utica Police Department has confirmed they’re responding to a report of a person jumping off the Adirondack Bank building on Genesee Street.
NEWSChannel 2 reached out to police after people in the area of Genesee Street reported a large police presence in the area. Genesee Street is currently blocked off between Columbia and Lafayette streets, and a body covered by a white sheet is currently lying on the sidewalk outside the building.
Police say they cannot confirm whether or not the person involved jumped from the building, and it is currently an active crime scene.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.