Authorities: 9-year-old boy dies after 9-story fall

The death remains under investigation but is not considered suspicious, according to authorities.

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy has died after falling from the ninth floor of a Brockton building that houses older residents, authorities said.

Police and firefighters responding to the Belair Towers building in Brockton at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday found the boy unresponsive on the ground, according to a statement from the office of Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz.

The boy was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. His name was not made public.

The death remains under investigation but is not considered suspicious, according to the statement.

A resident of the building told The Enterprise of Brockton that the boy was visiting his grandmother, who lives in the 10-story public housing facility.

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Thomas Thibeault, executive director of the Brockton Housing Authority, said it’s unclear how the boy fit through what he described as a 10-inch opening in the awning-type window.

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