Man Reportedly Jumps to His Death From NYC Building With Toddler: UPDATE

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crime sceneIn what has to be one of the most horrible and unthinkable things we've ever heard, reports are saying a man jumped to his death from a New York City building today with a young child around the age of three or four, who is presumed to be his son.

The incident occurred at a residential building located at 124 West 60th Street in Manhattan just after 12 p.m. There are conflicting reports from eyewitnesses on how high the pair fell from -- though some believe it was out of a window on the 14th floor. However, other witnesses report seeing the bodies fall past them on the 29th floor. It is also not clear whether the man threw the child or jumped with him in his arms -- or if this was some sort of accident. Police have not confirmed any reports yet.

And while the man died at the scene, the little boy reportedly survived the initial jump -- but sadly died at the hospital as a result of his injuries.

One witness says he saw the poor child being wheeled past him while being worked on by paramedics -- and that he was wearing Christmas pajamas.

The identities of the boy and father have not been released, as family members have yet to be notified.

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This is so devastating and horrific, I'm not even sure where to begin. I can't imagine how terrified that poor, innocent little boy -- who was no doubt so excited about Christmas -- must have been. This is so incredibly sad -- and could not have happened at a worse time.

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I will be keeping this boy's family in my prayers for sure. May they be able to find some sort of peace during this tragic and awful time.

What words of sympathy would you send to this boy's family?

Editor's Note: According to new reports, the man has been identified as 35-year-old Dmitriy Kanarikov. Police say he threw himself and his 3-year-old son from the roof of a 52-story building. It's believed his actions stemmed from a custody battle.

Please call 1-800-273-8255 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in case you are worried about yourself or someone else.  

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lasombrs lasombrs

if nothing has been released there is the possibility the boy fell and the man tried to catch him. You never know :(


Custody dispute.Judge ordered the son to go with the mother and dad didn't like it. Why can't you love the child more than you hate your spouse? That poor boy. I hope the mother has a close circle to get her through this horrible time.

Sara Cunningham

That's what I was thinking, that the boy was falling, and the man panicked and attempted to catch him.

belie... believeitornot

This seriously just made me cry. That poor little boy. This really hurts my heart.

marci... marcie1455

Very Upsetting :-(


raeyl... raeyliNlilysmom

So sad! The little boys mother is in my thoughts. Just so horrible.... :'(

nonmember avatar matt

such a tragedy, i pray for the boys family and may he rest in peace in heaven. This is one of the most terrifying things i have heard and could possibly imagine

pirat... piratepixie

You know we hear more stories about men killing the children over custody issues then we do women.. which is why I firmly believe that unless there is an extreme reason, men Should not have custody of the children!!!! Every time I see a man with custody of the children and the mom's are not in the picture I always judge and wonder why. Did they steal the kids or was the mom's scared that if they tried to get them back the dad's would do something to them??? I know sometimes the mom's are really not a good parent but I'm not talking about them. I'm talking about the men who really would hurt the kids and yet the courts still allow them custody.. 

Most men are pigs, stories like this make me sick.

wamom223 wamom223

piratpixie-Everything that you just wrote makes me sick.  My BIL has been a  single dad for over a decade since the boys mother picks drugs over motherhood.  It makes me sick that you would see him handling his business and judge him out of ignorance.  Mother's actually kill their children in custody and for other sick reason's all the time.  Obviously you are not familiar with Susan Smith who killed her children because her new boyfriend didn't want kids.  Your entire comment was trash including when you tried to back pedal and say sometimes mom's aren't really a good parent, well if you know that you should stop judging and saying stupid shit.

nonmember avatar Jocelyn

Piratepixie- what an ignorant and sexist comment.

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