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Man Falls Three-Stories at Mall of Georgia

Police are investigating an incident in which a man fell into the food court at the Mall of Georgia.

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By Scott Bernarde

A man fell three levels into the food court at the Mall of Georgia Sunday afternoon, police confirmed.

The man, in his 40s, fell from the Regal Cinemas balcony, where he was sitting on the railing waiting to attend a movie after purchasing a ticket.

The man survived the fall with serious injuries, Gwinnett Police Sgt. Rich Long said. The man was alert before he was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center.

Long said theater security asked the man to get down from the railing just before he fell.

“I’m not sure if he fell on accident or intended to fall,” Long said, saying the investigation was ongoing.

The man struck the second floor before landing in the food court. That may have prevented death. Long said there was no indication of foul play.

“The question is, was it an accident or did he intend for it to happen?” Long said.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported two people had jumped to their deaths in the same spot, but did not give any specifics.

Troy February 03, 2014 at 03:04 PM
For local news... only 750 miles from Skokie.
Tim Bramlett February 03, 2014 at 04:45 PM
I live ten minutes away from this mall. Thank you patch for reporting. A man almost died but all most of you can do is bitch about it showing up on your news thread. Such compassion!
Grumpy Old Man February 03, 2014 at 05:16 PM
Are you going to pray for him? Pray, tell us, precisely just why this story is so important that we in locales far away need to read about it. Do you pick up your local paper, read the obits and take out your hanky? Does it make a difference if he tried to kill himself rather than just fell? Is that what makes this story newsworthy? Is it an object lesson - don't sit on a rail 3 stories above the ground? I'm sure that this man had relatives who care and are concerned about him. That does not mean that all of us need to read about every sad story that occurs everywhere. Patch is supposed to be a local on line "paper". Yes, there will be stories of national import which affect more than just a locality. This is not one of them. And compassion has nothing to do with the comments. The propriety of such a story in far away locales does.
Tim Bramlett February 03, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Hmmmm, usually I have to click on a storie before I read it. My headline says man falls three stories at the mall of Georgia, with Georgia being a dead giveaway where this story originated.

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