Patient dies after jumping from Chicago hospital window

A patient died after jumping from a window at Chicago-based Mercy Hospital Dec. 26, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The 47-year-old man was a patient who broke the window at the hospital before jumping, a police source told the publication.

In a statement to the Chicago Sun-Times, hospital officials said: "On the morning of Dec. 26, 2018, an individual was found deceased on the grounds of Mercy Hospital. The cause and circumstances of the individual's death are under investigation." A hospital spokesperson did not provide the publication anymore details.

According to police, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information has been released by the Cook County medical examiner's office regarding the death.

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