Region 8 man dies after stairs collapse

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) – A Region 8 man falls to his death after stairs at an apartment complex collapse.

According to the Newport Police Department, Thursday night around 8pm police were dispatched to 410 Mclain Street in reference to a stairway collapsing.

When police arrived on scene they found 25-year-old Gabriel Hardaway injured in the rubble. Police say Hardaway was walking down the stairs when they gave way.

Hardaway was transported to Harris Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The apartment complex was evacuated following the incident and remains vacant at this time.

Police no criminal charges are being sought and their investigation is complete.

Police say it's now up to the apartment complex owner and city code enforcement officers as to when the apartment complex will reopen.

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