Police were called to Xindian MRT station at 11:00 last night in response to a man who was unconscious outside the exit of the station, Apple Daily reported. The man, who is estimated to be around 50 years old, was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.
Following a police investigation, it was determined that the man had committed suicide. He apparently fell from the 12th floor of a nearby building above station exit number 2. Because there were few people entering or exiting the station that late in the evening, passersby assumed he was drunk or had collapsed due to fatigue or illness. No witnesses who saw the man fall have been identified.
The man had no identification and police are searching nearby residences to identify him.
Residents are reminded that there is a confidential 24-hour suicide prevention hotline: 0800-788995