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.

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

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.

Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of The Yoga Store Murder.
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