National News

Three-story building in NYC suddenly collapsed

A three-story building containing multiple apartments and a gym collapsed shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters said there was one person on the second floor when the structure gave way. That person got out of the building safety. The department of Buildings said a partial stop work order had been issued last month after structural problems were reported. There were nearly a dozen open violations dating as a far back as 2006 for the building including at least two regarding cracks in the exterior.