HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – At around 2 p.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department, a man jumped to his death from atop the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment and shopping complex.
The incident occurred after five hours of first responders, including LAFD, police officers and mental health professionals attempting to coax the man down from a precarious position some 60-feet above street level.
READ MORE: USPS Announces Price Increase to $.58 A Stamp As Part Of Postal Service 10-year Overhaul
“…sadly, he jumped and plummeted to his death in an area where LAFD’s rescue air cushion was not able to access. LAFD firefighter-paramedics were on the scene to render aid, if necessary, but the man was beyond medical help,” fire officials wrote in an alert.
READ MORE: Why Is LA Galaxy Defender Derrick Williams Receiving Racially Abuse Messages On Social Media?
Crews have cleared the scene.
MORE NEWS: Michael Avanatti Denied Release On Bail, Home Confinement Orders Remain
Mental health services are available 24-hours day, including a warm-line where those in need can simply speak to a trained listener, the Los Angeles County Department Mental Health.