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3-Year-Old Dead After Fall From 29th Floor Window of NYC Building: Police

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A 3-year-old boy died Saturday after falling from the 29th floor of a high-rise building in New York City, police said.

The child fell from a window on the upper floor of the building down to scaffolding at the third floor, police said.

Officers responded to the Harlem building on 3rd Avenue around 11 a.m. for reports of a potentially fatal fall.

Neighbors described a harrowing scramble to try and reach the little boy on the third-floor scaffolding.

Lydia Cardero lives several floors above the family's 29th floor apartment and said she heard commotion from the unit minutes before the tragic fall.

The question many neighbors were left asking is how the 3-year-old made it past the floor-to-ceiling screen that encloses each of the building's balconies.

Police couldn't confirm the apartment's exterior safety measures or what events led to the toddler's fall.

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