A Transportation Security Administration officer died Saturday after police said he jumped from a Hyatt Regency Hotel balcony into an open area inside the Orlando International Airport.
The man, who was in his 40s, had just clocked out of work, TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz said. He was in critical condition when police arrived and died at a hospital.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the officer’s family, friends and everyone in our TSA family,” Koshetz said in an email.
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Kissimmee, said on Twitter news of the apparent suicide “only adds to tragedy experienced at [OIA]” coming off a difficult month for the federal workers, who “already suffered so much during the [government shutdown].”