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Vessel At Hudson Yards Closes Indefinitely After 14-Year-Old Jumps From Structure

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The Vessel has been closed indefinitely after a teenage boy jumped to his death.

Police cordoned off the area after the tragedy Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say the 14-year-old was with his family when he jumped from the eighth story of the structure.

A spokesperson says changes were made in May after three other people died by suicide there. Those changes include enhanced screening procedures to detect high-risk behavior and visitors not allowed to enter alone.

Earlier this year, a group of congressmen asked for barriers to be installed, but the developer refused.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Network at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK). You can also text the word "TALK" to 741-741.

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