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St. Bernards releases statement after man dies jumping off hospital roof

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

St. Bernards Medical Center has released a brief statement on the man who died jumping off their roof Saturday. 

St. Bernards released the following statement to Region 8 News:

St. Bernards has confirmed that an incident involving a patient occurred Saturday afternoon that has resulted in a formal investigation by personnel from the Jonesboro Police Department.

Because of HIPAA regulations and because of an ongoing law enforcement investigation, medical center personnel will issue no other statements at this time.

According to a Jonesboro police report, several witnesses saw a “mentally ill” man jump off the roof at the St. Bernards Medical Center, 225 E. Jackson Avenue, Saturday afternoon around 1:30.

Craighead County Coroner Toby Emerson confirmed to Region 8 News, that 57-year-old Gary Leflore of Newport died following the incident.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you any new details as soon as they're released. 

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