Tragedy struck in New York after a helicopter made an emergency touchdown on the roof of a Midtown Manhattan workplace constructing.
UPDATE 6/10/2019, 3:42pm EST: An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to HollywoodLife that one particular person died on account of the helicopter tragedy. There was “one deceased,” Sgt. Ryan stated.
ORIGINAL: One particular person has reportedly died after a helicopter made an emergency touchdown on an workplace constructing in New York Metropolis on June 10. The NYPD launched a tweet concerning the tragedy, which occurred in Midtown Manhattan on a wet afternoon. “PRELIMINARY UPDATE: There was a helicopter arduous touchdown on the roof of 787 seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan,” NYPD Information tweeted. “Hearth has been extinguished. Please proceed to keep away from the realm.”
An earlier tweet acknowledged, “ADVISORY: Please keep away from the realm of West 51st and seventh Ave attributable to an ongoing police investigation. Anticipate an emergency automobiles and site visitors within the space. Replace to observe.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was additionally on the scene and briefed reporters on what occurred. “There was a helicopter that made a pressured touchdown, emergency touchdown, or landed on the roof of the constructing for one cause or one other,” the New York Governor instructed CBS Information. “There was a fireplace that occurred when the helicopter hit the roof.” He added, “The fireplace division believes the fireplace is below management. There could also be casualties concerned with individuals who have been within the helicopter.” Gov. Cuomo additionally acknowledged that this incident doesn’t appear to be an act of terrorism. “In case you’re a New Yorker you’ve gotten a stage of PTSD from 9/11…” he stated. “So, as quickly as you hear an plane hit a constructing, I believe my thoughts goes the place each New Yorker’s thoughts goes. However there’s no indication that that’s the case.”
Zach Escalante, a pc programmer who works in Manhattan, tweeted concerning the incident, claiming that he was within the constructing on the time. He posted movies of the chaos exterior on his Twitter feed. “I used to be sitting at my desk on the third ground of 787 seventh Avenue after I felt an influence to our constructing, massive sufficient to shake my desk,” he stated in a clip. “Instantly the fireplace alarms have been pulled they usually had us evacuate the constructing they usually have the NYPD and FDNY on the scene. Hopefully all the pieces’s OK.”