HONG KONG Feb 18 A 33-year-old man jumped to
his death from the skyscraper roof of U.S. investment bank
JPMorgan Chase & Co's Asia headquarters on Tuesday,
The man was certified dead in hospital after the fall at
around 2 p.m., a police spokeswoman told Reuters. Police did not
yet know the circumstances surrounding his death.
Horrified finance workers in neighbouring offices circulated
pictures via social media of the man standing above the company
logo emblazoned on top of the Chater House building in central
The bank declined to confirm if the man was an employee.
"A sad and tragic incident occurred in Chater House, Hong
Kong, today, which is currently being investigated by the
police. Out of respect for those involved, we cannot yet comment
further," JPMorgan Chase & Co said in a statement.
The Chinese-language newspaper, Apple Daily, carried a
photograph of the man lying in a pool of blood on the busy road,
next to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.