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Tire Explosion Leads to Large Fire and Police Presence Near Manhattan Building

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Lexington Avenue between 26th Street and 27th Street is back to normal after the intersection had a large police and fire presence early Monday afternoon.

Police say that the tire of a hand truck exploded in the lobby of a building on Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill.

Police say parts of the tire landed on a piece of art being delivered nearby, which confused people into thinking a package had exploded.

Police and fire personnel, and even a bomb squad, initially rushed to the scene amid reports of a possible explosion, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Fire officials said there were no injuries.

Sources on scene told NY1 that the huge response shows how prepared the city for any emergency.

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