Gable Tostee, the man acquitted of killing Warriena Wright, was present when police were called to a high-rise over reports a woman was threatening to jump.
Gable Tostee, the man acquitted of killing Warriena Wright, was present when police were called to a high-rise over reports a woman was threatening to jump.

Gable Tostee caught up in high-rise drama

Infamous Gold Coaster Gable Tostee has been caught up in another high-rise drama, ending with a woman taken to hospital.

Tostee, who now calls himself Eric Thomas, was acquitted of killing his Tinder date Warriena Wright, who plunged to her death from his Surfers Paradise high-rise in August 2014.

Police sources say Tostee was with a woman and her 12-year-old daughter at the Legends Hotel in Surfers Paradise about 4.30am on Wednesday when emergency services were called to the building.

Sources say the girl called Triple 0 to report that her mother was threatening to jump from the 10th floor hotel room and that Tostee was trying to stop her.

The woman was locked in the hotel room bathroom when police and paramedics arrived, sources said.

She was taken by ambulance to hospital for a mental health assessment.

No charges were laid and a senior police source said there was no suggestion of any wrongdoing by Tostee.

Gable Tostee, aka Eric Thomas. Picture: Jerad Williams
Gable Tostee, aka Eric Thomas. Picture: Jerad Williams

"He just happened to be present when the incident occurred," the source said.

Tostee would not respond to The Courier-Mail's questions, saying in a message: "Unless you can confirm it was me and not someone who looked like me, I wouldn't publish anything."

It's the second time since Tostee was acquitted in 2016 that emergency services have been called to an incident involving him, and a woman has been taken to hospital.

Police and paramedics were called to his Carrara home in February 2019 over a disturbance.

Tostee complained to police that a woman was 'going off' and that he had been assaulted.

The woman was taken to Robina Hospital for a mental health assessment.

No charges were laid over that incident.

Warriena Wright died after falling from a Surfers Paradise apartment.
Warriena Wright died after falling from a Surfers Paradise apartment.

Tostee was acquitted of Ms Wright's murder and manslaughter after a harrowing 199-minute audio recording of their date in his Surfers Paradise apartment was played during his Supreme Court trial.

The audio, recorded on Tostee's phone, captured the last hours of the New Zealand tourist's life before she fell from his 14th floor high-rise balcony.

Originally published as Gable Tostee caught up in high-rise drama involving woman's jump threats



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