A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building late Thursday, according to reports. A New Jersey man has been taken into custody in connection to the incident.
The drone fell and landed on the landmark building’s 35th floor around 8 p.m. EST. According to the New York Police Department, Sean Nivin Riddle was flying the drone to take pictures and lost control of the aircraft, NBC New York reported. He is expected to face criminal charges for flying the drone, the report added.
Riddle wrote about the incident on his Twitter account.
— Sean Nivin Riddle (@SeanRiddle12) February 4, 2016
Officers at the Midtown South police precinct were questioning Riddle. Investigators reportedly said that they do not believe the crash was done on purpose. According to NBC New York, the incident brought a significant police and FBI response to the Empire State Building at Fifth Avenue and 34th Street as a precaution.