UPDATE: Student falls 4 stories in Tanner Building on BYU campus has died

A person fell or jumped four stories in the Tanner Building on Brigham Young University's (BYU) campus. (Photo: BYU)

UPDATE (12:59 p.m. 12/5/2018) - The BYU student who fell four stories inside the Tanner Building on campus, has died according to a BYU spokesperson.

(UPDATED) — (KUTV) — A student fell four stories in the Tanner Building on Brigham Young University's (BYU) campus, according to Lt. Steven Messick with BYU police.

She was found in the atrium of the building around 9 a.m. and was transported to Utah Valley Hospital in critical condition, Messick said.

Messick told 2News that "there is no indication that this was a criminal incident."

The university later said in a tweet police determined the fall to be an attempted suicide.

All classes in the Tanner Building at BYU were cancelled for the day, according to a tweet by the university. The building would reopen Tuesday, the university said.

"Please know that help is available," the university said in a tweet.

BYU said resources were available to all students through Counseling & Psychological Services at its Wilkinson Student Center. Walk-in crisis counseling would be available Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. there, the university said.

After hours, students were instructed to call BYU campus police's on-call counselor, or to call the Utah County Crisis Line at 801-691-5433. The number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK.

Those seeking support who may be uncomfortable talking on the phone can text "HOME" to 741741 or utilize the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's online resources.


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