Man dies after fall at National Museum of the American Indian

A man died Saturday after plunging to the floor of the atrium of the National Museum of the American Indian, according to authorities and witnesses.

Leonda Levchuk, a spokeswoman for the museum, said the man apparently jumped.

(Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) - The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

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A museum visitor said she saw him on the third level near its four-foot wall about 4:10 p.m. just before the plunge.

The visitor estimated that about 50 other people were there at the time. They were evacuated, she said. The museum is on the Mall.

 
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