Father throws 3-year-old son, himself off NYC high-rise

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NEW YORK — A father and son plunged to their deaths off an Upper West Side apartment building in Manhattan Sunday.

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Police say their deaths apparently stemmed from a custody battle.

Police believe Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, threw his son from 52 floors up in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Kanarikov, of Brooklyn, was scheduled to meet his son’s mother at a police precinct because of a custody agreement.

He died at the scene and the child died later at the hospital. Witnesses said the boy was wearing Christmas pajamas.

Authorities said the father did not live in the building listed as South Park Tower, which is a short distance away from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center.

Source: New York Daily News