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Robert Henry: TSA Agent died Saturday after he jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Robert Henry was found in critical condition and later pronounced dead at a hospital.
Posted on February 4, 2019,at 7:19 PM  
Victoria LucilloVictoria Lucillo     158,646 Views   

A Transportation Security Administration worker jumped to his death from a balcony inside Florida's busiest airport Saturday.

Robert Henry, 36, an off-duty officer, died after he fell from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into a busy atrium at the airport Saturday at approximately 9.30am.

Robert Henry: TSA Agent died Saturday after he jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Police are investigating the death as an "apparent suicide."

He was found in critical condition and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

A witness told WPLG that he saw the man climb over a balcony railing before leaping to his death.

“Thought it was strange and then thought he may be observing the security area below since he was TSA. I wish I would have said something to him,” said James Shaw, a hotel guest.

Robert Henry: TSA Agent died Saturday after he jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel

“Our hearts are with the @TSA family during this very difficult time,” the Orlando Police Department tweeted.

Henry's brother, Evan Henry, remembered his late older brother a 'beloved son, brother and dedicated Transportation Security Officer.'

He said in a GoFundMe page description: 'The tragedy at Orlando International Airport has affected many people and we are in mourning.

Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., noted in a tweet that the officer's death comes after TSA employees struggled through a partial government shutdown. Along with other government workers, TSA officers worked without pay during the 35-day shutdown.

For confidential support call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255

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