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Man, 22, jumps to death from Hilton Glendale balcony, police say

May 14, 2013

A 22-year-old man on Monday jumped to his death from the top level of the Hilton Glendale, police said.

Witnesses reported seeing the man, who wasn’t immediately identified, about 7:30 p.m. on the exterior of the hotel’s top level patio near West Glenoaks Boulevard and Arden Avenue, police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

Authorities identitifed the man as Tigran Stepanyan.

The man, who was from Glendale and not staying at the hotel, then suddenly jumped off the patio, landing on Arden, Lorenz said.

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The man’s death did not appear to be suspicious, Lorenz added.

Detectives are working with the man’s family to determine if he was depressed or struggling with other personal issues, Lorenz said.

For the Record, May 15, 2013: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the man was identified by police. He was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner.]

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

Follow on Google+ and on Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA.

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