A young woman jumped to her death from a hotel rooftop bar in Manhattan after her credit card was declined.
The 33-year-old ate a meal and had two drinks at the Bookmarks Lounge on the 14th floor at the Library Hotel on Madison Avenue before jumping at around midnight.
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According to the NY Daily News, her credit card was declined. She then wrote the names of relatives to contact after her death before using a chair to climb on to a ledge.
Bar staff called police and tried to coax her down, but just as they arrived she jumped 140ft to her death.
In a statement, spokesman from the Library Hotel told the Daily Mail: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic incident that took place at our hotel last night.
"Our guests safety and well-being is our number one priority, and our team is fully cooperating with the local officials."