A dead man has been found hanging at a playground next to a Staten Island middle school, authorities say.
The NYPD says the gruesome discovery was made around 7:20 a.m. Thursday.
The body was hanging from a backstop behind home plate at the Markham Playground, according to The Staten Island Advance.
The website says students from the Markham Intermediate School usually gather there before classes start. They were ushered inside after the body was found.
Police say there were no signs of foul play.