LAX Employee Takes Own Life at Airport: Police

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A man who died in a fall at the Los Angeles International Airport was an employee who took his own life, officials said Monday.

At about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, firefighters responded to the customs level of LAX for a 27-year-old man who was injured from a fall, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The man was “beyond medical help” and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Fire Department said in a statement.

Los Angeles Airport Police later told KTLA the man died by suicide. The agency said it could not provide any further information, including the employee’s identity or his role.

Editor’s note: If you are feeling distressed or concerned for a loved one’s wellbeing, help is available through the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. It provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also call a loved one, member of the clergy or 911.

The California Peer-Run Warm Line also offers free support for nonemergency mental health issues, and can be reached at 855-845-7415 on 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

KTLA’s Nancy Fontan contributed to this report. 

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