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Police ID Victim in Fall From Heron House

Man fell from 10th-floor balcony at Lake Anne.

Heron House   Patch file photo
Heron House Patch file photo


Update, Monday 9:33 a.m. 

The victim in Sunday's fall from Heron House has been identified at Nabil C. Faltas. Faltas, a senior citizen, fell from the 10th floor of the high rise. Faltas lived nearby on Chimney House.

Officials said the case does not appear to be foul play and that the 10th-floor balcony rails were not broken or faulty and the case may be investigated as a suicide.

Original story, Sunday 9 p.m.

Fairfax County Police and Fire Rescue crews were called to Heron House at Lake Anne about 9 p.m. Sunday after a man fell to his death from a balcony at the high rise condo building.

Authorities said the man fell into the courtyard along the lake and suffered a shattered skull. It is not known how many stories he fell or the victim's identity.

Patch will keep you updated as the story develops.

Heron House is Reston's original high-rise residence and an iconic Reston building.
Ray Wedell August 18, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Oh, no. This is terrible news.
Elizabeth August 19, 2013 at 07:33 AM
This is horrible!!! What is going on? Another man fell from the eleventh floor to his death in Colorado on Saturday. I feel so terrible for the families. It is simply too awful to contemplate.
Alyson August 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM
This is so tragic. Life is not easy!
The Convict August 19, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Rest in peace, Nabil C. Faltas. My condolences to your family, friends and acquaintances.
Steven August 19, 2013 at 07:56 PM
We heard the sirens last night and wondered what it could have been. Please post if there is anything that can be done to help the family.

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