WALNUT CREEK -- A woman was killed when she jumped from the third-floor patio of Nordstrom on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Police were called to store at Broadway Plaza at 1:54 p.m. with a report that a woman had jumped from the store's balcony, landing near the sidewalk at South Broadway and Mt, Diablo Boulevard.

Authorities are treating the death as a suicide.

The name and age of the victim were not released. Police said she was in her late 20s.

No other injuries were reported.

North Broadway between Cypress Street and Mt. Diablo Boulevard was closed for more than an hour but reopened about 3:15 p.m., police said.

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.

Reach Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.



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