After a standoff of more than five hours with police and firefighters at a building in the Koreatown area, a despondent man died Sunday after he finally jumped from it, officials said.

Attempts to stop the man at 3780 Wilshire Blvd., near Western Avenue, began about 4:45 p.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Around 9 p.m., the man jumped and was pronounced dead at the scene, Humphrey said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The LAFD had inflated its crash cushions in case of a jump but to no avail, as negotiations broke down, he said. It was not immediately disclosed how high up the man was.

“He was distraught and despondent,” said Los Angeles police Sgt. Paul Prevost. “We tried to talk him down, but he finally decided to jump.”

Prevost said he had no idea what led the man to his actions.

The building is adjacent to the Wiltern theater and historic Pellissier Building.

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