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Popped Tire Causes Explosion Scare In Manhattan

Hand Truck Mishap Leads To Strong Police, Fire Response And Street Closures
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Emergency responders on the scene after a possible explosion at a building on Lexington Avenue on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Emergency responders on the scene after a possible explosion at a building on Lexington Avenue on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An apparent popped tire caused quite a scare Monday in Manhattan, prompting authorities to close part of Lexington Avenue.

Police, firefighters and other first responders responded to reports of a possible explosion at an apartment building on Lexington Avenue in Kips Bay.

When they arrived, fire officials said they discovered that the so-called explosion was actually a tire on a dolly that blew during a delivery, WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reported.

No injuries were reported.

Authorities had closed down Lexington between East 26th and East 27th streets as they investigated, but it was eventually reopened.

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