ONEONTA – An 18 year old SUNY Oneonta student was injured after allegedly undressing and jumping from the top of the Municipal Parking Garage in downtown Oneonta.
At 10:30 p.m. Friday night, police received a call from a passerby that a man had fallen from the top level of the parking garage onto Chestnut Street extension. When EMTs arrived, the man allegedly told them that he was a stuntman attempting a stunt in trying to jump to the second level. He allegedly threw his clothes to the street and jumped from the top level, but caught his ankles on the railing and fell.
He was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries to his hands, wrists and ankles. Drugs were not believed to be involved, although according to Police Chief Doug Brenner, the police are looking into the possibility that it was a suicide attempt.