During a shoplifting incident, a large rack fell over in Macy’s, CBS 2 reported. Shoppers thought the sound of the crashing rack was gunshots and that caused a panic.
EMTs from as far away as Florida and Texas are in New York helping out.
Residents had filed complaints but didn’t realize how serious the situation was until they came home Tuesday to find that doors were no longer closing properly.
The newly renovated McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn just opened on June 28, and has been evacuated three times.
Police say about 20 patients were moved out of a New Jersey nursing home after a small fire broke out around 4 a.m. Tuesday.