Tuesday December 23, 1:20 pm ET
New York City police said they were called to the building at 7.30 a.m.
Villehuchet had been trying to recover some of the funds lost to Madoff, whom U.S. prosecutors accuse of orchestrating a $50 billion fraud, Paris newspaper La Tribune reported on its website.
Access did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
(Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Daniel Trotta in New York and Estelle Shirbon in Paris, Editing by Leslie Gevirtz)