Man dead after falling from downtown hotel

Erin Cargile/KXAN

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Austin police are investigating what caused a man to fall to his death at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Austin.

Police received the initial call at 11:56a.m. Saturday that a man was laying on the sidewalk at 500 E 4th Street.

When Austin-Travis County EMS arrived they declared the man dead at 12:01p.m. due to obvious trauma related to a fall. The man is said to be in his 30’s or 40’s.

Police investigated two crime scenes related to the incident. Pedestrians were advised to stay away from the area. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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