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By Abigail Royle 02/02/2019

An off-duty TSA worker fell to his death today at the Orlando International Airport. The man fell from a balcony of the Hyatt Regency Hotel that overlooks a security checkpoint. He has been identified only as being in his 40s.

 

What exactly happened is currently unknown. Police say the man jumped from the balcony in an apparent suicide. He was found in critical condition and died later at a hospital.

 

The fall caused chaos in the airport where many travelers ran through the security checkpoints in panic and confusion. There were flight delays and cancellations. That meant passengers had to be re-screened.

 

TSA officials said in a statement, “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family, friends and everyone in our TSA family.”