71-year-old French tourist Claude Andre Antoine Tohrer came to rest lying face down in front of the third floor escalator.
PATTAYA – An elderly Frenchman jumped to his death in Pattaya after climbing over a glass railing on the sixth floor of Central Festival Mall shortly before closing time on Thursday night.
71-year-old French tourist Claude Andre Antoine Tohrer’s body came to rest lying face down in front of the third floor escalator of Central mall in downtown Pattaya.
Local Newspaper Pattaya-One reported that Mr Tohrer had been standing on the sixth-floor landing looking down at the mall when, without warning, he began to climb over the rail. Passers-by tried to stop him and many were screaming at him to climb down but he immediately jumped to his death.
Police said they would examine CCTV security camera footage in the building to try and determine why he jumped. Mr.Tohrer’s body was sent to a forensic institute for examination, while Pattaya Police contacted the Â French consulate.
Pattaya Police are treating his death as suicide.