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Man Dies After Fall From 310 S. Allen St.

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A man died after falling from the seventh floor of an apartment on 310 S. Allen St. on Thursday, and the investigation is in preliminary stages, according to authorities.

Coroner Scott Sayers was not able to confirm the identity of the man or if the fall was accidental. Police cautioned off the 300 block of South Allen St. for about an hour after the fall.

Police chief Tom King said a briefing should come shortly. Stick with Onward State as more details become available.

UPDATE, 5:00 p.m.: King confirmed that the man, 33, fell from the balcony of the apartment, and does not believe foul play is involved. An autopsy will be conducted later today, and the police will release further details on the cause of death tomorrow at the earliest.

King said a friend of the victim was in the apartment at the time of the fall, and that person was taken to the hospital with emotional trauma following it. King couldn’t confirm if there was a dispute prior to the fall.

Anyone with information is asked to call the State College Police at 814-234-7150.

UPDATE, 12:36 p.m., May 30: Police have confirmed that the man who fell was named Beau Rodger Griffis. He was a resident of apartment 701. The investigation as to the cause is still ongoing.

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