NEW YORK CITY — UPDATE @ 5:45 p.m.:
One person is dead and four others were taken to the hospital after a parking garage collapsed in New York City Tuesday afternoon.
New York City officials provided an update Tuesday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the New York Fire Department confirmed that they believe six workers were inside the garage at the time of the collapse.
One person died, four others were taken to the hospital in stable condition and another person refused treatment, a spokesperson for the fire department said.
One worker was trapped on an upper floor.
A spokesperson for the police department said they do not believe this to be anything more than a building collapse.
We are working to learn more and will update this story as new information becomes available.
INITIAL REPORT @ 5 p.m.:
A parking garage located in lower Manhattan’s Financial District collapsed Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Associated Press, the city officials have not released any information on the number or extent of injuries.
“Due to an emergency response to a structural collapse, please avoid the area of Ann Street, between Nassau Street & William Street in lower Manhattan,” New York City’s Mayor’s office said via social media.
Mayor Eric Adams is currently on the scene of the collapse and being briefed.
This is a developing story, and we will continue updating this story as we learn more.
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