A vacant building at 1438 Fulton Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, leaving three passersby injured, according to reports. The four-story building was being prepped for demolition. It was not immediately clear why the building collapsed.
A bicyclist and two other people were hurt, authorities said. “Three injuries from people in the vicinity of the building, all minor and all removed to area hospitals,” Wayne Cartwright, the FDNY Deputy Chief, told reporters.
The building has received complaints in the past about bricks falling and an unstable facade, however, those complaints have been resolved, according to reports.
A federal investigator said that there was no evidence of criminality, CBS New York reported.
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