Two workers from Verizon got the surprise of their life early Tuesday morning.
The men opened up a manhole on West 58th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue in Manhattan at about 3:10AM to start their workday, but instead found the decomposing body of a man approximately ten feet beneath the surface.
The man, who may have been down there for a while, appears to be homeless, said authorities.
Investigators at the scene donned white Tyvek suits and gas masks before venturing into the manhole to inspect the remains.
No obvious indicators pointing to any initial determination of cause of death were present at the scene, said authorities, and would therefore have to wait for the results of an Autopsy to be performed by the Medical Examiner.
In addition to not knowing whether or not the man was a victim of foul play, Investigators are also working to determine how he ended up inside the manhole, as these covers can weigh up to 400lbs. The Investigation, and the mystery of this incident, continues.
A man was pronounced dead at a Hospital Monday night after he opened fire on Cops who came to his hotel room in Westchester, New York.
According to witnesses, the man, accompanied by a woman, was staying inside room number 30 at the Ardsley Acres Hotel Court at 560 Saw Mill River Road when all hell broke loose.
A gun battle ensued with multiple rounds fired by the man at the Cops, with Police, some of whom were inside a City of Yonkers Police Emergency Services Unit armored truck, returning fire.
The fierceness of the gun battle was evident on Tuesday morning, with dozens of shell casings marked by evidence cones visible on the ground and atop the armored truck. A hinged circular shaped protective shield on top of the armored truck was seen to have several impact marks from bullets. Also visible were several bullet holes in the brick façade of the Hotel and a shattered window.
At least one Officer was taken to a Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. Numerous FBI Agents were observed processing the scene and collecting evidence on Tuesday morning. The Investigation remains ongoing.
A 69yr old man riding his bicycle eastbound on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday was rushed to New York University Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition after he was struck and run over by a truck.
The truck, bearing the name Manor Paving, was also traveling eastbound on 3rd Avenue when the driver proceeded to turn right onto 31st Street whereupon he struck the cyclist, who was wearing a safety helmet.
FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel rushed to the scene and worked feverishly to extricate the man, whose leg was entangled in the warped bicycle. A Tourniquet was applied to the mans’ right leg before he was loaded into a FDNY ambulance and taken expeditiously to the hospital.
The 44yr old driver of the truck remained at the scene and as of today, Friday, there is no indication that he faces any charges. There is also no update on the condition of the cyclist. A NYPD spokesperson stated that the Investigation is still ongoing.