2-year-old boy falls from second floor window fire escape in Manhattan

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 2-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after he fell from a second floor window fire escape in Upper Manhattan.

The incident happened Friday just before 2 p.m. near 164th Street and Broadway in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

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According to officials, they believe the boy crawled out a fire escape from a second floor apartment and fell 10 to 12 feet to the ground.

Officials say the boy was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital.

They say the boy was alert and awake.

An employee at Columbia Pharmacy, located in the same building, says witnesses rushed to help.

"Thank God there were people, it was lunch time and everyone was walking around and decided to help," pharmacist Michael Guzman said.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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