Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Gustavo Arnal jumped to his death from the apartment’s balcony, a source told CNN

NEW YORK — A man who jumped to his death from a Manhattan skyscraper has been identified as Gustavo Arnal by New York police.

A law enforcement source told CNN that Arnal is Bed Bath’s chief financial officer & Furthermore. They said he died after jumping from the balcony of his 18th-floor high-rise apartment.

The NYPD said in a statement Sunday that Arnal, 52, was found unconscious and unresponsive in front of his luxurious 57-story skyscraper in the Tribeca neighborhood around 12:30 p.m. Friday. Police said the man “appears to be suffering from injuries indicating a fall from an elevated position.” EMS responded and pronounced the man dead, police said.

The law enforcement source told CNN on Sunday that Arnal’s wife saw him jump. The source said although no suicide note was found, no crime is suspected.

The NYPD said the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death and the investigation is ongoing. CNN has contacted the coroner’s office but has not received an immediate response.

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CNN has also reached out to Bed Bath & Beyond for a comment.

CNN reported this week that Bed Bath & Beyond is in deep turmoil. The company is trying to save itself by downsizing and avoiding bankruptcy. The chain announced on Wednesday that it was laying off about 20% of the company’s employees, closing about 150 stores and eliminating several of its housewares brands. The company also said it has secured more than $500 million in funding to prop up its struggling financial position.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 (or 988 beginning July 16, 2022) to consult with a trained counselor to get in touch or visit the NSPL website. Bed Bath & Beyond CFO Gustavo Arnal jumped to his death from the apartment’s balcony, a source told CNN

Laura Coffey

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