We're getting several reports that police helicopters are circling Tompkins Square Park and vicinity. Wrote one reader: "It's crazy. They're obviously looking for someone."
Lux Living just checked in:
"ok...WHAT is up with that f'n helicopter?!?!"
He reports that the helicopter has been hovering for nearly 30 minutes....
Probably not related at all....However, Gawker is reporting via a tipster that someone jumped in from of the L train at First Avenue...and the L is shut from Eighth Avenue to Bedford.
1010 WINS reports:
Police say they were called to the L subway station at 14th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan on Wednesday.
Officers found an unconscious 49-year-old man on the tracks. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has not been identified.
The medical examiner's office will determine how he died.
Train service on the line, which was suspended for nearly 1 1/2 hours in both directions, has resumed.