French Financier Jumps to His Death from Balcony of Luxury New York City Apartment During Tour with Real Estate Agent

100 United Nations Plaza

A French financier jumped to his death from a luxury Manhattan high-rise near the United Nations Thursday while taking a tour of a unit with a real estate agent, police sources said.

The 43-year-old man, identified as Charles-Henry Kurzen, plummeted from a 32nd-floor balcony at 100 United Nations Plaza in the Turtle Bay neighborhood around 1:15 p.m. and landed on a third-floor patio, a police spokesman said.

The French businessman, who was living in Brooklyn, was touring the apartment when he asked the agent to show him to the balcony and “then suddenly jumped off” to his death, the sources said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Tina Moore and Larry Celona