- Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - A report that a building had partially collapsed in Brooklyn has turned into a false alarm.

A fire department spokesman now says there was no partial collapse. He says firefighters had initially responded to report of a partial collapse at a building under construction on Myrtle Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant just after 8 p.m. Thursday.

He says firefighters removed a person at the scene who claimed he was a victim of the partial collapse. He says that person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Firefighters searched through the debris at the construction site for a possible second victim before determining it was a false alarm.

Police say they are investigating the incident as a possible hoax.


This story has been corrected to show that the building did not experience a partial collapse according to new information from fire officials.

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