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Richard Schwartz, an assistant New York State Attorney General, was killed Thursday, July 26, 2012 when scaffolding collapsed after lightning hit the Christ Church in Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Assistant NY Attorney General Killed In Brooklyn After Church Hit By Lightning

A lightning strike sent the spire on the church tower crashing into the sanctuary, unleashing an avalanche of large rocks that crashed onto some scaffolding which then collapsed onto Richard Schwartz as he was walking by.

07/27/2012