Shocking moment university professor and accused pedophile facing extradition to the United States leaps over third-floor handrail and dies inside Colombian prosecution holding facility
- Daniel Álvarez was facing child pornography and pedophilia charges in a New York federal court jumped to his death at the prosecutor’s office in Medellín
- The Colombian 43-year-old professor was being escorted by two prison guards when he ran and dove over the third-floor handrail Wednesday
- Álvarez was treated by paramedics who rushed him to an area clinic, however, he was pronounced dead before arriving at the facility
This is the horror moment a man awaiting extradition to the United States jumped to his death at a holding facility in Colombia.
Daniel Álvarez was being escorted by agents at the attorney general’s building in Medellín when he leaped over the third-floor stair handrail on Wednesday.
Paramedics attempted to save his life while rushing him to an area clinic, but he was declared dead before arriving.
Álvarez was facing child pornography and pedophilia charges in the Southern District of New York.
Daniel Álvarez (center), who was facing child pornography and pedophilia charges in a New York federal court, jumped over a third-floor stair handrail and at the attorney general’s office building in Medellín, Colombia, on Wednesday
Álvarez (green shirt) was pronounced dead while he was being rushed in an ambulance to a local clinic in Medellín on Wednesday. The 43-year-old was awaiting extradition to the United States to face child pornography and pedophilia charges in a New York City federal court
Álvarez was not handcuffed when he dover over the handrail. Authorities are investigating whether he tried to escape or kill himself
DailyMail.com reached out to the prosecution’s office for comment.
Surveillance camera footage showed Álvarez in civilian clothing and without handcuffs as he walked between two guards.
He then made a beeline for the stair handrail and dove head first to the surprise of the agents.
The officers could be seen placing their heads over their heads in shock before another official joined them in running down the stairs to aid Álvarez.
Colombian authorities opened an investigation into the incident to determine if Álvarez jumped in an attempt to escape from the facility or if he was trying to commit suicide.
Jail guards and an official were in shock after a prisoner facing extradition to the United States jumped over a third-floor stair handrail at the Colombian attorney general’s office in Medellín on Wednesday. The suspect was ruled dead by paramedics while he was being transported to an area medical facility
According to local outlets, Álvarez was a professor at a private university in the nearby town of Sabaneta.
In addition, he had taught English to design and leather manufacturing to online and in-person students at the National Learning Service between 2017 and 2022.
Weekly news magazine Semana reported that Álvarez had signed a contract in February that was to expire in September.