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Student Falls From Brookline Building On Marathon Route

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Debris on the interior stairs of 1834 Beacon St. in Brookline.  A man fell from the roof through an atrium. (credit: Deric Harwood)

Debris on the interior stairs of 1834 Beacon St. in Brookline. A man fell from the roof through an atrium. (credit: Deric Harwood)

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BROOKLINE (CBS) – A Babson College student fell five stories through a skylight in the roof of a building in Brookline Monday afternoon.

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Debris on the interior stairs of 1834 Beacon St. in Brookline. A man fell from the roof through an atrium. (credit: Deric Harwood)

The building, at 1834 Beacon Street, is on the Boston Marathon route.  A neighbor who heard the fall said there was a group of people on the roof at the time. Police confirm there was a group watching the marathon from the roof.

The neighbor told WBZ-TV the victim was conscious when emergency personnel arrived.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

WBZ-TV has learned the victim is 22-year-old Robert Baird.

Baird did not live in the building. Police said he was on the roof with four or five friends, and will not confirm whether alcohol was involved in the incident.

“I heard a crash. It sounded like someone was hauling a massive giant glass table up the stairs and it just dropped,” said Deric Harwood, who lives in the building. “Scary as heck.”

According to Brookline fire department, that victim was taken to Mass General Hospital.

The extent of the injuries was not immediately known, though officials say he is expected to be released from the hospital Tuesday.

WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong reports.

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