Northeastern Student Seriously Hurt in Fall From Window: Police, University

Boston police confirmed Sunday morning that the woman fell from the window and suffered life-threatening injuries

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A woman is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she fell from the window of a home in what Northeastern University officials are calling a "tragic accident."

Police were called for a "trauma" incident around 7 p.m. Saturday. Both Boston and Northeastern University responded to the home on Judge Street in Mission Hill, a popular place to live among local college students.

“Some of my roommates heard what happened and saw it outside," Billy Garcia said. "It seemed like it could be pretty bad. I'm glad that she didn’t die but I hope she makes it through this really tough time.”

Boston police confirmed Sunday morning that the woman fell from the window and suffered life-threatening injuries. They said it appears to have been an accident. Several neighbors described the large police response, including Akila Namasibayam, a Harvard grad student who saw police and paramedics run up to the house.

"It’s such a shock that something like this can happen so close to home but also, you know, social life -- you never know what’s going to happen," Namasibayam said. "It’s just so scary to think any of us could be in that situation."

Investigators could be seen going in and out of one home, taking pictures and carrying bags outside. Yellow police tape could be seen blocking off a parking lot late Saturday night, with several houses on each side.

A Northeastern University spokesperson said in a statement Sunday morning, “We can confirm that a Northeastern student was involved in what appears to be a tragic accident Saturday evening. We are awaiting confirmation from the hospital on the student’s current condition. Because this incident is the subject of a police investigation, we cannot comment further at this time."

Neighbors told NBC10 Boston that there was some sort of gathering at the house on Judge Street earlier. Garcia, who lives nearby, said this isn't the first time something like this has happened.

“On this street someone fell out the window and ended up being ok," Garcia said. "It’s crazy that stuff happens. We were a little worried about keeping our windows shut and stuff - being really careful in the house because sometimes the screen makes it seem like it might be ok, but if you have a false sense of security, you might be less careful.”

"We noticed a lot of like police cars driving by the park, and we're like, where are they going? And then it turns out, it was on our street," another neighbor said. "The whole like driveway was blocked off by yellow tape, there were tons of policemen like standing outside, they were here for hours, I'd say at least two hours, standing around, taking photos in the house."

The investigation is ongoing.

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