Patient dies after fall from 6th floor window at Maine hospital

Portland police are investigating the death of a Maine Medical Center patient who died after falling or jumping from a sixth floor window of the Portland-based hospital Tuesday evening, according to The Portland Press Herald.

Portland police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, which was reported to the department at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday.

Maine Medical Center spokesman Clay Holtzman told the Herald the patient was male, but his has name has not been released. Mr. Holtzman said the hospital is cooperating with police in their investigation.

"Our thoughts go out first and foremost to the individual's family during this very difficult time, as well as our shocked and deeply saddened staff," Mr. Holtzman told the Herald.

Maine Medical Center is a 637-hospital and the flagship of MaineHealth.

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