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One person dies in fall at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 18:57:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man died Tuesday after a fall at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

Kansas City Police Department spokesman Capt. Tim Hernandez said the man fell around 4 p.m. and was pronounced dead on the concourse near the base of the 217-foot tower.

Hernandez said the man "had fallen or jumped off the tower."

"We are saddened and heartbroken by this tragedy," Matthew Naylor, president and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial, said in a statement. "Our thoughts are with the family of the individual involved who lost their life. We look to the Kansas City Police Department to conduct an investigation and share their findings."

Police were interviewing witnesses and reviewing video to determine what occurred.

This is a developing story.