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Six-story fatal fall closes SJ State library

A fatal fall prompted the closure of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library at San Jose State University Monday afternoon, a campus spokeswoman said.

University officials learned about a person who fell down from the sixth floor atrium to the ground floor at about 3 p.m., SJSU spokeswoman Pat Lopes Harris said.

The person died of their injuries. Harris couldn’t confirm the person’s age or gender.

There is no threat to public safety or foul play suspected in the incident, Harris said.

The library, which is located at the corner of East San Fernando and South Fourth streets, has been closed to patrons and employees have been excused for the rest of today, she said.

The San Jose and San Jose State University police departments have responded to the scene, Harris said.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner’s office will identify the person once their next of kin has been notified, she said.

The library is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, university officials said.

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