CBS 2 Exclusive: Video Shows East Harlem Blast In Progress

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An exclusive video obtained by CBS 2 showed the deadly blast that took down two buildings in East Harlem as it happened.

As CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reported, the video was shot by a security camera mounted on a building across the street from the scene at Park Avenue off 116th Street.

First, video from a camera pointing north on Park Avenue shows windows shattering seemingly out of nowhere, and debris begins raining down onto the sidewalk.

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Then, on the opposite side of the street, a cloud of thick, black smoke begins to envelop everything as the buildings explode.

A man walking across the street is nearly knocked off his feet by the blast. He ducks, tries to cover his head, and is then pushed back in a state of apparent disorientation.

The man was caught up…

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