The founder of an investment firm plunged to his death from a Manhattan rooftop bar on a Wednesday night, the 25 of January. This info was revealed by cops and law enforcement sources.
How it happened?
Dale L. Cheney, 46, fell from Bar 54 at the Hyatt Centric Times Square New York in front of at least two witnesses around 6:30 p.m., sources said. Cheney landed on the street and immediately dies on the spot.
Two witnesses at the scene told police that he jumped off the building. One lady quickly called 911, saying she heard a loud noise.
This is the second time in less than four months a person plunged from the same hotel bar.
His death is being investigated as a suspected suicide, an NYPD spokesperson said. Law enforcement sources told The Post that police were called to his home twice in 2008 over domestic disputes with his wife, in which one of the arguments was about money. Court records also showed that the couple had filed for divorce on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Sources said the man was a founder and partner at a Connecticut-based investment company.
“We are truly heartbroken at the situation that occurred this evening outside our rooftop bar, and we are keeping the victim’s family and friends in our thoughts and hearts,” Tom Blundell, the general manager of the Hyatt Centric Times Square, said in a statement.
“We are working closely with local authorities. The safety and wellbeing of all our colleagues, hotel guests and Bar 54 guests remains a top priority, and at this time, as a result of this tragic incident, we will keep the door to the bar’s outdoor space locked at all times,” Blundell said through a spokesperson.