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A 53-year-old man died Monday evening when he jumped from an upper floor of the Sherman Plaza parking garage in Evanston.

Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew says officers were called to the scene after a witness saw the man jump shortly before 6:30 p.m. into an alley on the north side of the garage.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office says the victim lived in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

[If you are having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or go to SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for a list of additional resources. Information is also available on the City of Evanston’s COVID-19 resources page under Mental Health.]

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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