Man Dies After Jumping into Chicago River

Saturday, May 4, 2013  |  Updated 11:56 AM CDT
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Man Dies After Jumping into Chicago River

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A man was killed Saturday after he reportedly jumped into the Chicago River on the Near North Side with bricks tied around his waist, officials said.

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A man was killed Saturday after he reportedly jumped into the Chicago River on the Near North Side with bricks tied around his waist, officials said.

The man was seen on a bridge in the 1100 block of West North Avenue by a witness who notified police around 4:45 a.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The man jumped into the river before police arrived at the scene, police said.

The incident is under a death investigation, though it appears to be a suicide, Mirabelli said.

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