Man dead after falling from NYC skyscraper reportedly ID’d as Bed, Bath & Beyond CFO

A cleaner washes a window in a condominium known as the “Jenga Building” on October 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)

A man died after falling from a Manhattan building Friday.

Police responded about 12:30 p.m. to reports of an unconscious person in the area of ​​Leonard Street and West Broadway. When they arrived, they found a man unresponsive with injuries “indicative of a fall from an elevated position,” NYPD told FOX Television Stations.

NYPD identified the man as 52-year-old Gustavo Arnal.

Several reports identify Arnal as the chief financial officer of struggling retailer Bed, Bath and Beyond. The company’s corporate website lists a man with the same name as their executive vice president and CFO.

FOX Television Stations has reached out to Bed, Bath & Beyond for more information.

NYPD said the investigation into Arnal’s death is ongoing.

On Wednesday, Bed Bath & Beyond said it will shutter stores and lay off workers in a bid to turn around its beleaguered business.


An image of the sign for a Bed Bath & Beyond store as photographed on March 18, 2020 in Plainview, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The home goods retailer based in Union, New Jersey, said it will close about 150 of its namesakes stores and slash its workforce by 20%. It estimated those cuts would save $250 million in the company’s current fiscal year. It also said it is considering selling more of its stock to shore up its finances and had lined up more than $500 million of new financing.

Bed Bath & Beyond’s stock fell more than 21% Wednesday and is down 65% in the last 12 months.

As of May, the retailer operated a total of 955 stores, including 769 Bed Bath & Beyond stores, 135 buybuy Baby stores and 51 stores under the names Harmon, Harmon Face Values ​​or Face Values. As of February, it had roughly 32,000 employees.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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