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Parolee jumps 11 stories to death as he's taken into custody

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Posted at 1:37 PM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 13:42:23-04

Police say a parolee being taken into custody broke away from officers and jumped to his death from an 11th-floor New York apartment complex window.

Syracuse police say the man jumped late Tuesday night as he was being taken in by state parole officers for a violation.

The parolee made a phone call to a family member before his death. He was described by police as a man in his 30s.

This investigation is continuing.