A 31-year-old man jumped to his death from a bank tower in Hong Kong’s Central this morning after an argument with his girlfriend, according to a police source.
The man, identified by the source as Lui Yau-man, was wearing a business suit when he was found lying unconscious on an elevated platform by security guards at the Citibank Plaza at around 7.30am.
The source said Lui worked as an assistant vice-president in the risk-management department of Industrial Bank. The source said initial information showed he committed suicide by jumping from the ICBC Tower in the Citibank Plaza complex after he had a dispute with his girlfriend.
Lui left his work keycard pass on the roof of the ICBC Tower, the source added.
He was certified dead by ambulancemen called to the scene.
A police spokeswoman said an initial investigation found nothing suspicious.
An ICBC spokeswoman said she learned about the incident from news reports but could not immediately confirm if the man was an employee or not.
“The bank is only one of the tenants and we have no further information at this moment,” she said.
A spokesman for Citibank said the man did not fall from Citibank Tower.
Citibank Tower has 50 storeys while ICBC Tower has 37. Their tenants are mainly multinational banking and financial services companies.
Police officers put a green tent over the body and cordoned off part of the scene for further investigation.