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Providence College student falls from 5th floor dorm window

Providence College campus in Providence, R.I.Steven Senne/AP/file

A 19-year-old Providence College student fell 50 feet from a fifth-floor dorm window early Thursday, police said.

Officers found the student on the ground outside Davis Hall around 12:30 a.m. He had sustained “severe leg injuries” in the fall, police said.

One of the student’s roommates said he was asleep at the time, and another roommate wasn’t there, police wrote in a report. That roommate said he had attended a party that evening with the student who fell and that he “seemed off.”

In the dorm room, police found “a clear glass vile with a white powdery substance” on the student’s desk, according to the police report. Officers sent the suspected narcotics to be tested. An empty liquor bottle was found in trash, police said.

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The student was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, and when officers tried to speak with him there, he “became very uncooperative and stated he did not wish to speak with police because he was in a lot of pain,” the report said. He said he was not pushed out the window.

The Globe is not identifying the student because he is not charged with a crime. As of 4 a.m., he was in stable condition, police said.




Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.