Several injured after MTA bus crashes into light pole in Brooklyn: Officials

BROOKLYN, New York (WABC) -- Several people were injured after a bus struck a light pole in Brooklyn Saturday morning.

According to FDNY officials, an MTA bus crashed into a pole just before noon on Flatbush Avenue.

They say a total of 21 passengers were removed from the vehicle.

Con Edison says 17 people are out of power due to several downed power lines. Power is expected to be turned on around 8 p.m.

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Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said a group of four officers confronted an armed suspect, and during a violent struggle, the suspect's weapon went off once.



Police say a grey Toyota was also involved in the crash, but no further details were given.

One victim was taken to a hospital and three others, including the driver, were treated at the scene.

There's no word yet on what caused the accident.


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