Man hangs himself in popular Central Park spot

A man hanged himself in a popular spot in Central Park on Friday morning, authorities said. 

The man, believed to be in his 50s, was discovered around 7:10 a.m. with a rope tied around his neck and attached to the gazebo at East Drive and East 72nd Street located behind the iconic Naumberg Bandshell, cops and sources said. 

He was “unconscious and unresponsive” and pronounced dead at the scene, cops said. 

Police respond to the scene of the suicide behind the iconic Naumberg Bandshell.
Seth Gottfried
Responding police stand under the gazebo where the authorities say a man in his 50s hanged himself.
The man, believed to be in his 50s, was found hanging from the gazebo with a rope attached to his neck.
Seth Gottfried

Police say the man’s death is a suicide and that it is not believed to be suspicious. 

The man was not immediately identified. 

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