Downtown streets reopened after apparent suicide in Birmingham

Downtown streets reopened after apparent suicide in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, AL - Some streets are back open to traffic after reports of a gunshot fired downtown.

Just after 8:00 Wednesday morning, police were called to a parking deck on the corner of 4th Avenue and 19th Street North.

Investigators then found a man who they say committed suicide.

According to Birmingham Police Lt. Sean Edwards, the man was fired yesterday from MBA Structural Engineers.

Edwards said the man returned to the parking deck of the company today and took his own life.

Fourth Avenue was closed as police investigated. Edwards said no one else was involved, but they shutdown the area as a precaution. 

"When we get a call about a person with a gun in Downtown Birmingham we take all the necessary precautions. We set up a perimeter. We make sure that we don't have citizens that are able to have access in and out. We want to make sure that all the citizens are protected and safe," Edwards explained.  

The streets reopened just before 10:00 a.m.

The man’s identity has not yet been released.

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