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N.J. man killed trying to climb NYC's Four Seasons Hotel

NEW YORK -- Police say a 24-year-old man tried to scale the facade of New York's famed Four Seasons Hotel and plunged nine stories to his death.

The NYPD says Conner Cummings, of Rockaway, New Jersey, tried to climb scaffolding on the outside of the 42-story hotel at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

He fell to one of the lower rooftops of the structure and was pronounced dead at the scene.

CBS New York reports the victim was with an 18-year-old man, who police said also climbed the scaffolding.

Police said the men had camera equipment with them and were possibly scaling the building to take pictures, CBS New York reports.

The men were not guests at the hotel, CBS New York reports.

A Four Seasons reception desk staff member said there was no immediate comment from the hotel.