1 injured when 3-story Harlem church collapses

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- At least one person was injured in a partial building collapse in Harlem on Thursday morning.

An interior section of a three-story church on West 135th Street collapsed just before noon.

The building was undergoing what was supposed to be a planned, controlled demolition when a big section came crashing down.

No workers were inside during the time of the collapse, but one person suffered a non-life-threatening injury while exiting the parking lot on a motorcycle.

Officials with the Buildings Department have sent inspectors to the scene for further investigation.

The building will continue to undergo demolition after inspectors make sure the building in safe.

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