Woman falls from window at University of Minnesota

11:16 AM, Sep 8, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - A 19-year-old woman was hospitalized after falling out of a sixth-floor window at a University of Minnesota dormitory.

University of Minnesota police responded to Yudof Hall on the Minneapolis campus just after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

The U of M released this statement.

"The University of Minnesota community is deeply saddened by the news of a young woman who fell from an upper floor in Yudof Hall during a visit to the Twin Cities campus on Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. A tragic accident such as this is especially heartbreaking as we begin the school year. We hope students will use this as a reminder to be protective and caring of their friends and classmates."

The woman's name and condition have not been released.

University Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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