An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a balcony in Manhattan, according to Australian media. Julian Simpson, 30, died on Wednesday after he “slipped over a railing at his Lower East Side apartment.” He was a permanent diplomat based in the United States.
An NYPD spokesperson has said, “upon investigation, it was determined that he sat on the balcony railing and lost his balance and fell off. No criminality is suspected at this time and the investigation is ongoing.” (source) 12:04 a.m. ET November 16, 2017