Man commits suicide at State Plaza Hotel

A man died by jumping off the State Plaza Hotel on E Street Saturday morning, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Michael Malis, 35, a practicing radiologist from Overland Park, Kan., jumped off the third floor of the hotel building at 2117 E St. Officers arrived on the scene at 6:13 a.m. and rushed him to the GW Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m.

MPD officer Quentin Peterson said the D.C. Medical Examiner has not yet ruled on the cause of death, but he speculated that it will probably be deemed a suicide.

Karen Elliott, a manager at the State Plaza Hotel, confirmed that an incident did occur over the weekend but would not provide further details.

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