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Man Falls To Death At Statue Of Liberty

A man who was not allowed to go up inside the Statue of Liberty climbed onto a short wall at the famous landmark and fell to his death Saturday, authorities said.

Elhajo Malick Dieye of New York either slipped or jumped from the 3-foot wall on the huge concrete and granite base of the statue and fell.

Dieye apparently had insisted on going to the crown of the statue, which is reached by stairs inside the 152-foot-tall structure. Police, however, said the park was closing and that he wouldn’t be allowed up.

Dieye climbed onto the wall from the base and fell about 100 feet.

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