Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY — Authorities are investigating the death of a man found near Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, police said.

At 5:33 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report of a body in the Borgata parking lot, police said. An investigation determined the man jumped from the window of his hotel room, police said.

Information regarding the identity of the man will not be released pending notification of his next of kin, police said.

Mario Cerrito, 35, of Mantua, Gloucester County, was trying to leave the hotel Tuesday from ground-level parking when security guards stopped him and others. They were told police had the building locked down.

“The first thing that came to my mind was a live shooting or something,” Cerrito said. “They finally let us out, and that’s when I looked up at the Water Club and I saw the smashed window.”

Anyone with information about this incident can call the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

Staff Writer Colt Shaw contributed to this report.

Staff Writer

I cover breaking news on the digital desk. I graduated from Temple University in Dec. 2017 and joined the Press in the fall of 2018. Previously, I freelanced, covering Pennsylvania state politics and criminal justice reform.

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