NJ Man Arrested After Crashing Drone Into Empire State Constructing

A New Jersey man was arrested after a drone he was remotely piloting crashed into the Empire State Constructing. Authorities advised NBC New York that the craft struck the fortieth flooring of the constructing, then fell to a touchdown on the thirty fifth flooring.

Nobody was harm within the Thursday night incident. The drone was flown by Sean Nivin Riddle, 28, of Jersey Metropolis, police stated. An individual with the identical identify posted on Twitter concerning the occasion shortly afterward, however earlier than the arrest.

filming w/drone, now its caught on the empire state constructing….w/safety #backgroundcheck @BlueMalus @johnnypittman pic.twitter.com/U5ih1hb2jz

— Sean Nivin Riddle (@SeanRiddle12) February four, 2016

An NYPD consultant confirmed that Riddle was charged with reckless endangerment and felony mischief, saying that is the least one can anticipate from flying a drone in a closely populated space, a lot much less crashing it. This was an uncommon case, although, he added.

"We see a variety of drones, however we do not get lots of them crashing into main buildings just like the Empire State Constructing," the NYPD consultant stated.

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