An loud-noise of some-description has occurred at an apartment building on Lexington Avenue in Lower Manhattan, reports ABC New York. The incident occurred at around 12:45 p.m.
At 1:25 p.m., CBS New York reported that the sound of the explosion was caused by a “popped tyre.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. It Was Reported to be Firecrackers
Early reports suggested a package was delivered to 88 Lexington Avenue which contained firecrackers. The fireworks were said have ignited somehow in the building’s lobby.
DEVELOPING: NYFD responding to reports of a small explosion in the lobby of a building at 26th St and Lexington Ave, in Gramercy Park
— New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) January 27, 2014
2. Firefighters Cleared the Building
Manhattan 140 West 51 St U/D FDNY evacuating the 1st floor of the Time Life building in results of manhole explosion. pic.twitter.com/cn9nZMizdw
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) January 6, 2014
The building has been evacuated by the FDNY.
3. The FDNY Weren’t Sure What They’re Dealing With
UPDATE: FDNY says no explosion, continue to investigate what happened in Gramercy Park building
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) January 27, 2014
4. Nobody Was Hurt
There are no reports of serious injuries, reports NBC New York.
5. The Building is a Swanky Apartment Building
The address is described as a luxury no-fee apartment building.