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Report of Brooklyn building collapse a false alarm; incident investigated as possible hoax

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, Brooklyn — A report that a building had partially collapsed in Brooklyn has turned into a false alarm called in by an emotionally disturbed person, officials say.

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.

The spokesman says firefighters removed an “emotionally disturbed person” at the scene who claimed he was a victim of the partial collapse, and that person was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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

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