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Published March 26, 2010, 07:54 AM

Man who died in fall at Mall of America identified

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A man who fell to his death in the Mall of America Rotunda has been identified as a New York state resident.

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - A man who fell to his death in the Mall of America Rotunda has been identified as a New York state resident.

The Hennepin County medical examiner said Thursday that 21-year-old Dakota Rey Kohler-Lander of Schenectady, N.Y., died of blunt-force injuries suffered in the fall.

Security officers were alerted Wednesday evening about man with a knife on the fourth floor. Police say that when officers approached, he climbed over a railing and fell to the ground floor.

He died at Hennepin County Medical Center. Bloomington police say Kohler-Lander appeared to have been in town visiting someone.

Cmdr. Mark Stehlik says investigators have ideas about what led to his death, but won't elaborate until the investigation is complete.

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