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Hundreds of bricks fall as Milwaukee building's facade collapses

Police: Truck may be to blame
Posted at 11:22 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 19:24:36-04

MILWAUKEE -- Part of a building's facade collapsed when a truck ran into it Friday morning, showering a section of Milwaukee sidewalk with bricks.

It happened around 11:00 a.m. Friday near the intersection of W. North Ave. and N. Dr. MLK Dr., in a building which houses a Subway restaurant and Liberty Tax office.

Police say their early investigation revealed that a truck ran into the building and "may be the cause of the falling bricks."

Stallone Mcadory felt it. He was inside the Subway ordering food when part of the building crumbled.

“It was a traumatizing moment at that time but I’m glad nobody got hurt,” McAdory said.

He was with his wife Amanda.

“I don’t know I was scared, had a whole anxiety attack and everything so it was just nerve-wracking,” Amanda said.

Photos from an eyewitness show the bricks largely fell on the sidewalk, though a Bublr bike station was also damaged.

The Department of Neighborhood Services believes no one was injured in the incident. 

Condemnation Inspectors are evaluating the building's structural integrity and to determine the cause of the collapse.