A man died on Friday after falling at Tate Modern in London, the Times of London reports . After the incident, the museum closed for the day.
“We are very sad to report that a member of the public passed away at Tate Modern this morning,” the museum said in a statement to the Times . “The police are not treating the event as suspicious, but we have closed the gallery for the day as a mark of respect. All our thoughts are with the person’s family and friends at this time.”
The Metropolitan Police said that they had been called to the scene at 10:45 a.m. and that the death was being considered “unexpected but is not thought to be suspicious.” A victim has not yet been identified to the public.
It is the second time in the past five years that a person has fallen at Tate Modern.
In 2019, a six-year-old French boy was thrown by Jonty Bravery, who was a teenager at the time of the incident. Despite having fallen 100 feet, the boy survived, though he suffered a brain bleed and broken bones. The boy now uses a wheelchair.
Bravery, who was convicted of attempted murder in 2020, is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence.