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Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:43 PM

Orlando TSA Officer Airport Suicide, Delay Reports Flood Twitter

Source: Heavy.com

Orlando police and airport officials say that an on-duty and uniformed TSA officer jumped to his death from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the atrium area of Orlando International Airport just above a security checkpoint, causing delays and crowds at security and leading some people to be stuck on planes.

"We are working an incident at the Orlando International Airport @MCO where a person jumped from the Hyatt Regency Hotel into the atrium area of the airport. This is an active and on-going investigation. More information to follow..." Orlando police confirmed. You can see some videos from the scene later in this article. The man's name was not released.

"This is an isolated incident within the atrium area of the airport. Any reports of suspicious vehicles related to this incident are FALSE. The person that jumped has been pronounced deceased..." police wrote. The man, who was in his 40s, "was found in critical condition and transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased," police wrote. "Preliminary information suggests an apparent suicide. We can confirm the deceased individual involved in this incident is an employee of the @TSA. Our hearts are with the @TSA family during this very difficult time."



Read more: https://heavy.com/news/2019/02/orlando-airport-suicide-security-delay/



Another casualty of the Trump shutdown. Many Federal employees are psychologically adversely affected by being used by Trump as hostages and slaves.

I'm sure this is not the first, nor the last to have the Trump shutdown push them over the edge. I have no idea what else was going on in his life- but whatever it was, whether the forced labor without pay for 35+ days ( we still havenít been totally compensated- some people still havenít been paid) or whether something else was just too much for him- we all need to watch out for our fellow federal workers.

If you too are a victim, ask for help.


Amanda O'Brien of Jet Blue (Crew member) posted this:

"I'm hearing that a TSA agent in Orlando ended their life this morning/early afternoon at the Orlando airport. Please remember that even though the government shutdown has ended some people felt the effects of the shutdown very strongly. The financial burden, especially, the shutdown caused our TSA agents and many others will be felt for a long time. Airline employees, especially know and see the stress these workers endure on a normal basis, and with the addition of the stress of the shutdown.... Please take a moment to think before you speak to people, do not take your travel stresses out on others...

And this same thought should be applied to every situation, just be kind to one another and think before you speak.

For those of you who might need someone to talk to, please consider reaching out to a friend or family or a professional. I'm always here to chat!

Check on your friends.

Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

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James48 Feb 2019 OP
exboyfil Feb 2019 #1
Historic NY Feb 2019 #2
James48 Feb 2019 #3
Historic NY Feb 2019 #6
SergeStorms Feb 2019 #10
riversedge Feb 2019 #4
UpInArms Feb 2019 #5
McKim Feb 2019 #7
USALiberal Feb 2019 #11
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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:49 PM

1. My daughter is in the middle of that

She is with her husband and his parents and their flight was cancelled. She texted me that she now has a flight through Nashville to Chicago. Long day.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 02:52 PM

2. Yikes thats quit a drop...

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 03:01 PM

3. 10 floors.

That is indeed quite a drop.

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Response to James48 (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 04:17 PM

6. I go through there often...

I always thought it was odd that they didn't have an additional barrier over the atrium. They created a choke point for the herding of passenger maybe they will go back and make changes. Shame that it will take this incident to happen. I feel sorry for the victim.

There is a full blown Sim (simulated) Hospital in the Hotel for training.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 3, 2019, 05:24 AM

10. I've stayed at the Hyatt there many times.

Whenever I used to fly out of Orlando, which used to be quite often, I'd stay there the night before my flight out, just because I'm lazy and hate all the running around in the morning. I've looked over those railings many times and wondered if anyone had ever jumped to their death. Now I know. What a bummer.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 03:21 PM

4. I feel so badly for her and her family. May they find peace someday

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 03:23 PM

5. So very tragic

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 05:12 PM

7. Heartbreaking!!!! Do Something with This!!!!

It is heartbreaking to me to see this and t witness every day the really miserable and desperate lives that most workers in this country live. She should be a symbol of all that has been in place from the top to hurt working people. She is as much a heroine as the vegetable seller in Tunisia who burned himself to death for economic dispear and who started the Arab Spring. What will she be the start of?

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Response to McKim (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 3, 2019, 12:40 PM

11. We have no idea yet why she did this. nt

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 06:56 PM

8. His name was Robert Henry

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 08:22 PM

9. Trump is at least partially responsible

 

Please invite her family to the SOTU.

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