Man Falls to Death at National Museum of the American Indian in D.C.


The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. was evacuated Saturday, November 23 after a man fell to his death from the fourth floor railing.

Gwendolyn Crump, communications director for the Washington, D.C. Police Department told USA Today that the man’s identity was not known.

According to Leonda Levchuk, a public affairs officer, the museum was evacuated after the adult male fell, around 4:15 p.m.

Spokesman John Gibbons told USA Today that the museum remained closed Saturday while the incident was investigated. Gibbons also said a security official initially reported that the man jumped, but the investigation is still ongoing.

The museum reopened for normal operating hours on Sunday, November 24. 

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samuel's picture
Submitted by samuel on
3 years ago a coworker and very good friend died working the Native American Museum. His name was Jose Linares one of the track sistems instaled along the windows fail. he was doing power washing on the exterior walls.. It was such sad experience seeing this man falling down to the ground..

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Nita Cutler
Submitted by Nita Cutler on
So tragic, I wonder if he was white and ashamed of his culture (or lack of it) or Native and devastated about what has happened to ours.