Man Dies in Hollywood Shopping Center Plunge

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Los Angeles A man died after falling several stories in a Hollywood, Calif., shopping mall while apparently attempting to slide down the banister of an escalator, authorities said, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The victim's friends told officials investigating the Saturday night incident at the Hollywood & Highland Center that the man “had been drinking quite a bit,” said Los Angeles police Officer J. Boyer.

Boyer said the man lost his balance and plunged several stories onto the steps of a moving lower-level escalator.

The man was not identified. He was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead from a head injury.