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Officials are on the scene of another incident of glass falling from the Bank of America Tower in Times Square.

It happened around 3 p.m. this afternoon at West 42nd and Sixth Avenue.

The Buildings Department says a debris container fell, hit a glass facade, causing several pieces to fall from the 50th floor.

Sixth avenue between 42nd and 44th Streets were closed as emergency crews removed glass shards.

No one was injured, but eyewitnesses were shaken up.

"All this glass starting coming down, you could hear like some impact hit the window," said one witness. "I looked up and all this glass started coming down, and people like running, man."

"I think I'm gonna get me a helmet, and start walking around with it on, because it's quite dangerous, it appears," said another witness. "But what can you do, we live in New York City."

Just last month, two people were injured after a glass panel fell more than 50 stories from the same building.

The glass fell as it was being installed.

It struck the facade, broke another window, and then plummeted down onto scaffolding across the street.

Last October, a bucket filled with construction debris fell 53 stories there, crashing into several windows on the way down.

Eight people were mildly injured.

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