Sydney street shut down, witnesses treated after woman jumps from Sydney Tower

| 09.03,18. 12:09 AM |




Sydney street shut down, witnesses treated after woman jumps from Sydney Tower




Photo: Witnesses were traumatised after a woman jumped from Sydney Tower. (Supplied: Sydney Tower Eye )


A major police investigation has shut down sections of Pitt Street in Sydney on Thursday afternoon after a woman jumped from one of the city's most popular tourists attractions.


Paramedics responded to reports of a woman threatening self-harm at Sydney Tower in the CBD about 2.40pm.


NSW Police Inspector Robert Winkler would not comment on the circumstances surrounding her death, but said there were a number of witnesses to the incident, which occurred near the corner of Pitt and Market streets.


"This was a very traumatic situation and support has been given to a number of witnesses at this point, as well as police and emergency services," he said.


Inspector Winkler said a small number of witnesses had been interviewed by police and he appealed for any others to come forward.


He said all roads in the area were now opened and there would be no impact on pedestrians or traffic in the CBD this evening.


Witnesses reported a heavy police presence in the area, and a police helicopter overhead.


Sydney Tower Eye said on social media: "Following an incident, the attraction has been closed until further notice".


abc


(Votes: 0)

Other News

Liberals release election policies, four days after election Negative gearing laws should exclude deductions for wealthy property investors 'Cruel and barbaric' man jailed for torturing and murdering stepdaughter Australia's largest privately owned cattle enterprise, Consolidated Pastoral Company, up for sale Retail Food Group stocks hit 10-year low on $88m loss and 200 stores to be closed Girl critical after electric shock from tap while watering garden Geraldton man jailed for 'chilling' knife attack on estranged wife and friend North-west Queensland hit with heavy rain, flooding after long-awaited downpour 'Go home and use heat pack', man with broken neck told Victorian becomes third person to die in rockmelon listeria outbreak A focus on responsible lending will uncover huge problems for the banks Listeria case in Tasmania could be linked to NSW rockmelons Khanh Ly sentenced to 18 years in jail for killing ex-girlfriend Miming Listiyani Find out if your car is at risk of an airbag explosion Maronite Eparchy of Australia A Safe Parish Workshop For Personnel working with Minors and Vulnerable Persons Perth Bunnings fire prompts chemical scare and evacuation of nearby homes 'Unusual' thunderstorm hits Perth's south, tearing off roofs, flooding homes Man attacked with hammer during 'terrifying' Melbourne home invasion Man shot by police in Brisbane suburb of Wakerley after call to home disturbance AFIC Statement Regarding International Response to the Syria Crisis Queensland weather: Eight rescues as torrential rain floods state's south-east Barnaby Joyce resigns as Deputy Prime Minister Mathias Cormann says sexual harassment allegations against Barnaby Joyce are 'very serious' Gunman at large after tattoo parlour shooting in Melbourne Barnaby Joyce should resign, Nationals backbencher Andrew Broad says AFIC Statement Regarding Ghouta,Syria New Disability Support Pension recipients down by almost 60,000, due to Gillard-led crackdown Alfie Evans: UK parents lose legal battle to keep seriously ill toddler on life support Barnaby Joyce loses support of WA Nationals, says state leader Mia Davies Bonner house fire: Mother, two children lived in home, but police yet to identify three bodies