According to police and law enforcement officials, the founder of an investment firm died on Wednesday night after falling to his death from a Manhattan rooftop club.
Around 6:30 p.m., Dale L. Cheney, 46, reportedly fell from Bar 54 at the Hyatt Centric Times Square in New York in front of at least two witnesses.
He fell to the ground below and was declared dead there, according to the police.
Two patrons at the rooftop bar reportedly told authorities that the man leaped off the structure. One woman reported hearing a loud noise and dialed 911.
An NYPD official stated the death is being examined as a possible suicide.
Police were called to his home twice in 2008 due to domestic confrontations with his wife, according to law enforcement sources who spoke to The Post. One of the disagreements involved money.
According to court documents, the couple divorced on Tuesday.
According to sources, the individual founded and co-founded a Connecticut-based financial firm.
“We are truly heartbroken at the situation that occurred this evening outside our rooftop bar, and we are keeping the victim’s family and friends in our thoughts and hearts. We are working closely with local authorities. The safety and wellbeing of all our colleagues, hotel guests and Bar 54 guests remains a top priority, and at this time, as a result of this tragic incident, we will keep the door to the bar’s outdoor space locked at all times,” Hyatt Centric Times Square general manager Tom Blundell made a statement.
According to the NYPD, aspiring model Elizabeth Gaglewski from Queens fell from Bar 54 and struck a balcony on the 27th level. Staff attempted to leap in and catch the 26-year-old woman as she was about to fall.