OAKLAND -- A man found Wednesday on an East Oakland street with a stab wound and other injuries died as a result of suicide, police said.
A preliminary investigation determined that about at 5:14 a.m. the 61-year-old man stabbed himself then jumped from a balcony of his apartment on the 2300 block of International Boulevard, Sgt. Arturo Bautista said.
"There's nothing that points to foul play and (officers) found a note, so at this point we're leaning toward it being suicide," he said.
Police were called after a passer-by discovered the man's body with several injuries, including a stab wound.
He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Friends and family who knew the man told police he'd been "down and out" lately.
If you or someone you know is struggling with feelings of depression or suicidal thoughts, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free, round-the-clock support, information and resources for help. Reach the lifeline at 800-273-8255.
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