An American serviceman fell to his death from the sixth floor of an apartment building in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Sunday morning.
According to police, the man, a 24-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class -- lived on the seventh floor of the building but was on the sixth floor balcony when he apparently fell to his death at about 2:30 a.m.
TBS reported that the resident of the sixth-floor apartment was awakened by a noise of crashing glass and called police to report that an intruder was on his balcony. When police arrived on the scene, they found the petty officer lying on the ground below after falling 18 meters. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police were quoted as saying that they found several empty whisky and beer bottles in the deceased man's apartment.© Japan Today