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Man killed in jump from Stratosphere

A man jumped to his death from near the observation and ride level of the 1,149-foot-tall Stratosphere tower about 3:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.

The man fell through a roof of a structure just south of the tower, smashing some sprinkler pipes, said Lt. Michael Dalley of the Las Vegas police.

“He actually jumped,” Dalley said. “There was no one where he landed.”

The man had made his way onto a beam before jumping, he said.

Fire department crews were dispatched to the scene to retrieve the body. Police were interviewing witnesses and trying to determine the man’s identity.


Motorcyclist dies in crash into guardrail

A motorcyclist was killed when he crashed Sunday afternoon into a guardrail along state Route 160 near Mountain Springs.

The valley resident was speeding toward Pahrump on a 2000 Kawasaki sport bike about 12:25 p.m. and failed to negotiate a slight curve near mile marker 16, said Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Kevin Honea.

The motorcyclist went off the right side of the road. When he hit the guardrail, he was thrown into the desert.

The man’s name and hometown were withheld by authorities Sunday.


Unit members off street, police chief says

Police Chief William Bratton said Sunday that members of his Metro Division who swarmed into MacArthur Park and fired rubber bullets during a May Day immigration rally are no longer on the street.

Bratton met with journalists at the KTLA-TV studios in Hollywood and conceded procedures were not followed.

Journalists were among those roughed up as Metropolitan Division’s B Platoon moved through MacArthur and fired rubber bullets to break up what had been a peaceful and lawful immigration rally. Bratton said Sunday that investigators determined 148 projectiles were fired rather than 240 reported earlier.

Police said they moved in after rocks and bottles were thrown at them by agitators, who are now estimated at about 30 to 40 instead of 50 to 100 that police officials first reported, the chief said.

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