A view of the rotunda from above the main entrance at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
(Photo: Tim Dillon, USA TODAY)
A man fell to his death from the fourth floor railing at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday.
The man's identify was not immediately known, said Gwendolyn Crump, communications director for the Washington, D.C., Police Department.
The museum was evacuated after the adult male fell around 4:15 p.m. said Leonda Levchuk, a public affairs officer at the museum.
Spokesman John Gibbons said the museum was closed to the public Saturday while authorities investigated. Gibbons said a security official initially told him that the man jumped from a railing, but that the incident remains under investigation.
The museum will reopen Sunday at normal hours, Levchuk said.
Contributing: Associated Press