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Updated: 07/23/2013 11:13 AM
Created: 08/02/2011 10:00 PM | Print |  Email
By: Leslie Rolander

Baby Dies After 9-Story Fall From St. Paul Apt. Window

An 11-month-old baby died Tuesday after falling from a ninth floor window of a St. Paul apartment building.

St. Paul Police tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Ilhaan Hassan fell from an apartment on the 1200 block of St. Anthony Avenue around 7:20 p.m.

Crime tape surrounded a playground area below the window Tuesday night. Police say Ilhaan was at a relative's apartment at the Skyline Towers when the accident happened. An ambulance took her to Regions Hospital where she later died.

Children, including Ilhaan, were playing on a bed under a window when the accident happened, according to Officer John Keating with the St. Paul Police Dept.

Police are looking at the screen, which is separated from its frame.  They're trying to determine if that happened before or after the fall.

Building maintenance inspected the screen on July 14 and found no problems, according to Deb Lande, a spokeswoman for Skyline Towers.