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UNC Police respond to call of individual fallen from upper floor of Hinton James Residence Hall

<p>DTH File. The entrance of the Hinton James Residence Hall is pictured in 2018. Hinton James is one of several residence halls on UNC's south campus.&nbsp;</p>
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DTH File. The entrance of the Hinton James Residence Hall is pictured in 2018. Hinton James is one of several residence halls on UNC's south campus. 

Content warning: This article contains mention of suicide.

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Update, 8:20 p.m.: The UNC Police Department crime log states the individual's death was a suicide. 

UNC Media Relations confirmed the information to The Daily Tar Heel and said the investigation is still ongoing.



UNC Police responded to a call at around 11 a.m. Saturday that an individual had fallen from an upper floor of Hinton James Residence Hall, according to Media Relations.

The area — near the Hinton James basketball courts off of Skipper Bowles Drive — is currently blocked off with police tape. UNC Police and emergency response vehicles were on the scene.

Police have not released the name of the individual, and no other information is available at this time.

Mental health resources

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-8255, is available 24/7. It is free and confidential.

UNC students who need assistance during this time may contact Counseling and Psychological Services, the Office of the Dean of Students or Student Wellness. CAPS can be reached 24/7 by phone at 919-966-3658. University employees can reach out to the Employee Assistance Program.

Samuel Long and Jerome Ibrahim contributed reporting.

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