UPDATE 2: As of 6 p.m. ET, a detective with the NYPD was willing to confirm the following information on the record with Gawker: a man and child fell to their deaths from an unknown location at 124 W 60 St. in Manhattan. The adult landed at 425 W 59 St. and was pronounced dead on the scene. The child landed at 445 W 59 St. and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The case is currently under investigation, but the detective would not indicate whether the police department believes the incident to be a murder-suicide or an accident.
The New York Post is now reporting that the man, who they identify as Dmitriy Kanarikov, tossed his 4-year-old son Kirill from the roof of the building. According to the Post, Kanarikov was supposed to relinquish the boy to his mother — Kanarikov's estranged wife — today at a Manhattan police precinct. There is an NYPD precinct at 306 W 54 St., roughly six blocks from 124 W 60 St., though it's not yet known if that is the precinct where the Post reports Kanarikov was going to meet the boy's mother.
UPDATE: The New York Post is reporting that the man tossed his child from the 14th floor of the building before leaping himself. According to that story, the two landed atop adjacent John Jay College. Our original post is below.
Today in Manhattan, a yet-to-be identified man leaped to his death from a residential high-rise. He was also reportedly holding his young child, who is believed to be three or four years old, in his arms.
The man died instantly. The child was taken to Roosevelt Hospital but he died shortly thereafter. According to a police source who spoke to the Daily News, a woman on the 29th floor told investigators that she saw bodies plunging by her window. The incident reportedly happened at 124 W 60 St. just west of Central Park.
No other information has yet been released, or leaked, by police. Merry Christmas.
[image of 124 W 60 St. via Google street view]