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Williamsburg boy dies after falling from Wallabout Street balcony, police say

Williamsburg boy dies after falling from Wallabout Street balcony, police say

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

A 5-year-old boy is dead after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony in Williamsburg on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, police said.
A 5-year-old boy is dead after he fell from a fifth-floor balcony in Williamsburg on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, police said. Photo Credit: Getty Images

A 5-year-old boy fell to his death Wednesday night from a balcony of his Williamsburg apartment, police said.

The little boy, Meisels Shimon, plunged from the fifth-floor balcony of the Wallabout Street building, near Middleton Street, just before 9 p.m.

His mother was home at the time, police said, but didn’t realize what had happened until she heard commotion from outside.

The boy was taken to Brooklyn Hospital Center by a private ambulance, police said, but he was pronounced dead there.

Police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the fall.

Lauren Cook