28/01/2014 04:48 GMT | Updated 28/01/2014 11:59 GMT

JP Morgan Death: Man Dies After Falling From European HQ In Bank Street, Canary Wharf

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No. 1 Canada Square stands surrounded by the offices of global financial institutions, including HSBC Holdings Plc, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Barclays Plc, in this aerial photograph looking south across the River Thames towards Greenwich from the Canary Wharf business and shopping district in London, U.K., on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. The pound approached a two-year high versus the dollar after Bank of England policy maker Andrew Bailey said the central bank may take steps to prevent U.K. house prices from rising too quickly. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A man has died after falling from the European headquarters of JP Morgan bank in London's Canary Wharf, Scotland Yard said.

The man, believed to be 39, was pronounced dead at the scene at 25 Bank Street just after 8am, the Metropolitan Police said.

A force spokesman said he was found on the ninth floor. "We believe we know the identity of the deceased but we await formal identification", he added.

The building in London's financial district has been the headquarters of the bank's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) operation since July 2012, according to the company's website.

Canary wharf workers tweeted about what they could see at the scene following the incident.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 8.04am to Bank Street to reports of a person fallen from a height.

"We sent one ambulance crew, a duty officer, our hazardous area response team and London Air Ambulance to the scene. Sadly a man in his 30s was pronounced dead at the scene."

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The man's body was found on the 9th floor of a building next to JP Morgan, as shown in the above picture