9-year-old girl survives fall out sixth-floor window in Harlem

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A 9-year-old girl is recovering after falling out a sixth-floor window in Manhattan Monday evening.

It happened at a 14-story NYCHA building on West 129th Street in Harlem.

Police say the girl fell onto the roof of the lobby and miraculously survived.

She was said to be conscious and alert as she was rushed to Harlem Hospital, where she is listed in critical but stable condition.

Authorities said Tuesday that it appeared the air conditioning unit in the apartment fell out of the window.

The investigation determined it was installed properly by the company that delivered it, but that the girl grabbed at the air conditioner as it started to fall and fell out with it.

The New York City Housing Authority responded and put a window guard in the window. The other windows in the apartment had window guards.

No criminality is suspected, and at this point, it is not believed any charges will be filed.

The investigation is ongoing.

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