1 person with minor injuries after NY building collapse

Officials with the New York City Fire Department said no major injuries were reported and everyone is accounted for after a three-story building collapsed in Brooklyn.

WABC in New York reported the building appeared to be under construction. A  partial stop work order was issued for failure to maintain the building, which housed a gym called Body Elite on the first floor.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been briefed on the situation. The public had been asked to avoid the area.

One person had minor injuries,  the New York Daily News reported. Gym workers described the person as a gym employee.

"This incident resulted in one minor injury. A patient reported being in the building at the time, and was able to get out on their own, and has been transported to an area hospital in stable condition," Chief of Emergency Medical Services Operations Lillian Bonsignore said in a statement. "That's the extent of the injuries and we don't anticipate any additional injuries at this point."

"We're not sure how the person was able to get out of the building. When our units arrived, the person was out," FDNY Chief of Operations Thomas Richardson said, according to the New York Daily News.

Richardson said he didn’t know why the man was in the building.

“They had reported that they were on the second floor of the building at the time, and they were able to escape the building after the collapse,” he said.

“We are continuing to search the sidewalk areas around the building to verify that there was no one walking by the building at the time of the collapse,” Richardson said in a statement on FDNY’s Instagram page. “We will be working with the Department of Buildings throughout the night and into the day, and it will be an extended operation to make the scene safe.”