By Steve Beck

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A teen visiting friends at Temple University fell to his death this past weekend, the university said.

According to a Temple University spokesperson, 19-year-old Landon Nuss was visiting friends who live at the Kardon/Atlantic Apartments, a private apartment complex adjacent to campus.

The spokesperson said Nuss was smoking in the stairwell of the complex early Sunday morning when he somehow fell one story and plunged to his death.

Temple University Police were then called to the scene.

The freak incident is being ruled an accident.

Nuss, of Lititz, Pa., was not a Temple University student.

Through a statement from Temple, the university extended its sympathy to Nuss’s family and friends.

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