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

St. Bernards releases statement after man dies jumping off hospital roof
(Source: KAIT)

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.

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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