Hawk lands in middle of Brooklyn intersection, snarls traffic

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Thursday, January 24, 2019
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A wayward hawk snarled traffic at an intersection in Brooklyn Wednesday night.

WILLIAMSBURG, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A wayward hawk snarled traffic at an intersection in Brooklyn Wednesday night.

The bird landed at the intersection of Lorimer Street and Lee Avenue in Williamsburg around 6 p.m.

Cars narrowly missed the hawk as about 100 spectators gathered to catch a glimpse until police arrived.

It tried to fly away but apparently could not.

Officers were eventually able to wrangled the animal into a cage.

Eyewitnesses say the bird was having trouble flying and likely needed medical care.

There is no word on the bird's condition.

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