US student in death jump from Arc de Triomphe

24th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, May 24 (AFP) - A 20-year-old American studying in Paris jumped to his death from the Arc de Triomphe, one of the French capital's most recognizable landmarks, police said Tuesday.

PARIS, May 24 (AFP) - A 20-year-old American studying in Paris jumped to his death from the Arc de Triomphe, one of the French capital's most recognizable landmarks, police said Tuesday.  

Before jumping from the monument late Monday, the man, identified as James Lee, left a suicide note in his backpack, which was recovered by police. The contents of the note were not revealed.  

Two US witnesses to the death, including Lee's girlfriend, told police that the man had suicidal tendencies. Paris police have opened an inquiry.

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