Swiss tourist charged after accidentally crashing drone into Midtown building

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Monday, October 22, 2018
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Sandra Bookman has the latest on the accidental drone crash in Midtown

MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- A tourist from Switzerland has been charged after allegedly crashing his drone into a building in Midtown Manhattan.

Police say 29-year-old Paolo Prosetti was flying a drone just after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday when it crashed through a 21st floor window at 1700 Broadway.

Officers took Prosetti into custody on Monday morning when he arrived at the building to retrieve his drone.

Prosetti is charged with violating a city administrative code.

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