NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thor — or at least the New York Mets’ version of the Norse mythological god — wants everyone to know that the lightning bolt that struck the Empire State Building on Monday evening did not come from his hammer.

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Noah Syndergaard, who has fully embraced his Thor nickname, posted a photo of the lightning strike on Twitter on Monday night with the message: “Dear Empire State Building: Wasn’t me (For liability purposes only).”

The 1,454-foot Empire State Building is actually a lightning rod for New York City and is struck on average 23 times per year.


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