Troubled teen sets NYC apartment on fire, jumps to death from roof

A teenager suffering from mental illness jumped to his death Saturday from the top of a Manhattan apartment building he had apparently set on fire.

Jamel Martinez, 18, started a fire in his 10th floor apartment at the NYCHA’s East River Houses on E 105th Street around 4:40 p.m. before jumping off the roof to his death, police sources told The Post.

The fire was knocked down by FDNY, police said.

Martinez lit the fire in his apartment at the East River Houses before going to the roof to jump.Tomas E. Gaston

The teenager had just been released from Bellevue Hospital about a month ago after battling depression,

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