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Police & Fire Photo By Erica Sherman

Edward R. Murrow High School at 1600 Avenue L in Midwood has been under a full lock down since approximately 12:30pm after at least one unauthorized person gained entry to the building, Sheepshead Bites has learned. [Update (2:49pm): The lock down has been lifted.] Teachers were ordered to shelter in their classrooms, locking the doors and…

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Avenue U between East 15th Street and East 16th Street is currently closed to traffic after a crane struck the Brighton line subway overpass. At approximately 11:15am, a large flatbed truck carrying the crane and two concrete cylinders attempted to pass under the overpass, but it just didn’t have the clearance. The crane slammed into the…

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A man was crushed to death by a tow truck this morning outside of the Lyghthouse Inn on Brigham Street. Emergency responders were called to the scene just after 8:00 a.m. for an unconscious patient. FDNY EMS arrived and declared the man dead-on-arrival. Early reports indicate the victim was a homeless man, although the FDNY could not…

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It’s been a bad day on Avenue U. Shortly after police reopened the roadway following an accident on Ocean Avenue near Avenue U, another car lost control and slammed into the building at 1907 Avenue U, just narrowly missing the busy storefront of Trio Ristorante Pizza and Grill. The incident happened at approximately 4:45 p.m.…

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UPDATE (6:59 p.m.): Reporter Shimon Gifter was on the scene, and tweeted out some additional details, including the driver saying it was caused by brake failure: U//D. Driver tells me he just bought the car 5 days ago and breaks didn't work. Witnesses tell me it looked like he mistakenly hit peddle.— gifterphotos (@nycphotog) April 28,…

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The NYPD is currently on scene at 2044 East 18th Street off of Avenue T after a person fatally plunged from the building. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A tipster tells Sheepshead Bites that fire trucks and ambulances were also on scene, and police had roped off the area with crime tape.…

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