ATLANTA -- A man died after diving headfirst through the window on the third floor of a downtown Atlanta building while handcuffed on Tuesday, police said. He's been identified as Tyquan Richardson, 22, of Atlanta.
According to Warren Pickard of the Atlanta Police Department, Richardson was at the Fulton County Superior Court Diversion Center at 34 Peachtree Street for a pretrial interview regarding a drug charge. A janitor discovered a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun and brought it building security. The gun had been concealed in documents that Richardson's name.
Richardson was located and taken into custody and handcuffed. While deputies were completing paperwork, he was seated in a conference room. Investigators said Richardson told deputies that he did not want to go back to jail. He then got up and jumped through the window, falling about 40 feet, police said.