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Man Falls Three-Stories at Mall of Georgia

Police are investigating an incident in which a man fell into the food court at the Mall of Georgia.

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By Scott Bernarde

A man fell three levels into the food court at the Mall of Georgia Sunday afternoon, police confirmed.

The man, in his 40s, fell from the Regal Cinemas balcony, where he was sitting on the railing waiting to attend a movie after purchasing a ticket.

The man survived the fall with serious injuries, Gwinnett Police Sgt. Rich Long said. The man was alert before he was taken to Gwinnett Medical Center.

Long said theater security asked the man to get down from the railing just before he fell.

“I’m not sure if he fell on accident or intended to fall,” Long said, saying the investigation was ongoing.

The man struck the second floor before landing in the food court. That may have prevented death. Long said there was no indication of foul play.

“The question is, was it an accident or did he intend for it to happen?” Long said.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported two people had jumped to their deaths in the same spot, but did not give any specifics.

Shirley Dicktor February 03, 2014 at 11:54 AM
So Laguna Niguel-Dana Point people, how excited are you to read about a man falling 3 stories in a mall in Ga?
Deep Throat February 03, 2014 at 12:08 PM
SO HAPPY TO READ THIS FOR OUR LOCAL NEWS.
Gretchen February 03, 2014 at 12:19 PM
What the hell...who cares! Why do we need to know that useless information...seriously!
Brian Slupski (Editor) February 03, 2014 at 12:19 PM
The Trending Now on Patch category is where we share some of the top headlines from Patches from around the country.
Gretchen February 03, 2014 at 12:20 PM
Maybe he shouldn't of been sitting on the railing...DUH!
Laurie Dodd February 03, 2014 at 12:30 PM
I knew the recent layoffs at Patch would cause local coverage to suffer -- but I did not expect to see "Local News" reinterpreted to include something that happened two states away! Guess I no longer need to visit my "local" Patch.
John Boy February 03, 2014 at 01:05 PM
Brian Slupski-Do you get the hint most readers want their local news on patch? We can watch CNNHDL for the trends elsewhere.
Grumpy Old Man February 03, 2014 at 01:56 PM
Here in Chicago, my attitude towards this highly important "news" story is to quote Rhett Butler: "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."
JOE CITIZEN February 03, 2014 at 02:04 PM
The new patch format sucks! This is not East Hampton news. This business model will fail.
Troy February 03, 2014 at 03:04 PM
For local news... only 750 miles from Skokie.
Tim Bramlett February 03, 2014 at 04:45 PM
I live ten minutes away from this mall. Thank you patch for reporting. A man almost died but all most of you can do is bitch about it showing up on your news thread. Such compassion!
Grumpy Old Man February 03, 2014 at 05:16 PM
Are you going to pray for him? Pray, tell us, precisely just why this story is so important that we in locales far away need to read about it. Do you pick up your local paper, read the obits and take out your hanky? Does it make a difference if he tried to kill himself rather than just fell? Is that what makes this story newsworthy? Is it an object lesson - don't sit on a rail 3 stories above the ground? I'm sure that this man had relatives who care and are concerned about him. That does not mean that all of us need to read about every sad story that occurs everywhere. Patch is supposed to be a local on line "paper". Yes, there will be stories of national import which affect more than just a locality. This is not one of them. And compassion has nothing to do with the comments. The propriety of such a story in far away locales does.
Tim Bramlett February 03, 2014 at 05:21 PM
Hmmmm, usually I have to click on a storie before I read it. My headline says man falls three stories at the mall of Georgia, with Georgia being a dead giveaway where this story originated.

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