A four-story building collapsed on a busy street in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
Update 3:22 p.m.: The FDNY reports that there have been “a few” non life-threatening injuries, though they were unable to provide exact numbers.
The New York City Office of Emergency Managementand the Department of Buildings say they are on scene.
The multi-story building was under demolition when part of it collapsed, according to WABC television news. It was apparently empty, but rescuers are going to search rubble and are now investigating whether any passersby were injured.
One cyclist riding on the sidewalk suffered minor injuries and was taken to Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn. “There were some people standing outside the building and all of a sudden it started to waver and the sides started to fall, and people ran away”, said Kristina Uriegas-Reyes, who was walking a block away. There are also traffic delays in the area.
The MTA says C trains are skipping Kingston – Throop Avs in both directions as a result of the collapse.