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Woman jumps off second floor of Scottsdale Fashion Square

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - There was chaos and commotion at Scottsdale Fashion Square where a 65-year-old woman took her own life.

The woman fell to her death from the second floor of the mall in front of horrified shoppers.

It was a busy Sunday afternoon at the mall.

Witnesses say there were people around the woman, screaming at her not to go over the railing.

Unfortunately, dozens of shoppers, and even some kids, saw the deadly fall.

"It was really busy. Everyone just doing their Sunday shopping, then all of sudden everyone was rushing and looking," said Cole Hoadley, a witness.

It's not something you expect to see at the mall: crime scene tape and blood on the ground in front of the Coach store.

Investigators swept for fingerprints on the railing above to try to figure out what unfolded in front of dozens of shoppers.

"There was this lady, we thought she was looking over, and all of a sudden she just fell," said Hoadley.

Scottsdale police say a 65-year-old woman went over the railing at around 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Mall officials say the woman was with her husband and had made statements about hurting herself before she fell.

It appears the fall was no accident, nor did someone push the woman over.

Police say the woman intentionally went over the railing.

While police taped off the area where it happened, that portion of the mall remain opened to shoppers.

It was a tough scene to process for those who happened to witness the deadly fall.

"People trying to get their kids away from the scene, to not have them see that there was people everywhere. It was for sure traumatic, dramatic you don't even know what to think," said Harvey Curia, a witness.

Scottsdale Fashion Square officials say their prayers and thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who fell to her death.

No one else was hurt in the fall.
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