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Children threw alcohol bottles from a Times Square hotel, injuring a woman

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Children threw alcohol bottles from a Times Square hotel, injuring a woman

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Police sources said at least two youths threw glass bottles of alcohol from the 32nd floor of a hotel near Times Square on Friday, injuring a woman below and temporarily closing the street.

The loud bangs of glass shattering on the street sparked a brief panic at the crossroads of the world, where some mistook them for gunshots, sources said.

“I understand why people thought they were shots. When something falls 32 stories and hits the ground, there will be a loud noise,” a law enforcement source told The Post.

Sources say the perpetrators, a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old girl, were staying with their guardians at the InterContinental New York Times Square hotel on West 44th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues when they performed the dangerous stunt, sources said.

Sources say the 12-year-old was charged with reckless endangerment as a minor, while the 11-year-old was not charged due to her age, sources said.

“No comment,” one guard said when reached by The Post in his hotel room.

Sources say young people threw glass bottles of alcohol from a 32nd-floor window just before 5 p.m.

Hotel workers told The Post that bottles fell from the sky on the Eighth Avenue side of the hotel, in front of Shake Shack and the Satin Dolls strip club.

According to the police, a 24-year-old woman was injured in the street and suffered a head injury.

The perpetrators stayed at the InterContinental hotel. AFP/Getty Images
The loud bangs of glass shattering on West 44th Street caused a brief panic at the Crossroads of the World. Bruce Bennett

She was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

Sources say that as a result of the incident, the street was temporarily closed until the police investigated.

“It sounded like an explosion or gunshots,” one bystander told the officer, according to the source.

“You can literally kill someone by throwing a bottle from the 34th floor,” said the bouncer outside Satin Dolls, who narrowly escaped being hit by the bottle.

He described the idea of ​​throwing bottles as “crazy” and said police arrested what appeared to be three children and two adults.

The incident came just hours after Mayor Eric Adams and The Times Square Alliance assured New Yorkers during the annual confetti test that safety would be a top priority on New Year’s Eve.

According to several vendors, hotel guests were apparently inspired by Hizzoner’s ceremonial confetti throwing and began throwing glass.

“The NYPD had the entire area closed for over an hour,” said Clichy Pierre, 40, of Brooklyn, a parking attendant working in a lot across the street from the hotel.

He added that irate customers were unable to leave the parking lot due to the bottle throwing incident.

“Every time you close the street, you know it’s crazy,” said the hotel bellboy.

Such events are only part of the “area”, he added.

A Shake Shack employee said he “thought someone was trying to jump out the window” and that employees were forced to shelter in place for more than three hours.

“I thought it was suicide. When I went to work, everyone was looking up,” said Maria Vasketsova, 21, a housekeeper at the Sugar Factory.




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