LIVE COVERAGE: Helicopter crashes into Manhattan building
A helicopter on Monday afternoon crashed into a building on 7th Avenue in downtown Manhattan.
Local news station ABC 7 New York reports that the crash occurred around 2 p.m. E.T. at the 700 block of 7th Avenue near 51st Street. The helicopter reportedly crashed on the roof of the building.
Officials tell ABC 7 that one person has been confirmed dead as a result of the accident.
The cause of the accident so far has not been confirmed. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that there is no indication that the crash was an act of terrorism.
WATCH: Joe Biden’s spokeswoman clashes with MSNBC host in contentious interview on his Hyde Amendment reversal
On Friday, Presidential candidate Joe Biden's spokesperson, Symone Sanders, clashed with MSNBC host Chris Jansing.
In a heated interview, Sanders argued that Biden had a stable view on his policy decisions and blamed the press for attempting to dictate their campaign's policy rollouts.
Jansing noted that Biden "reversed" his stance on the Hyde Amendment, which allows federal funds to pay for abortions. Sanders then rebuffed this claim.
Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of ‘sowing division’
Tehran accused Riyadh Friday of "sowing division" in the region to Israel's advantage, after the kingdom hosted summits of Gulf and Arab leaders to rally support against the Islamic republic.
Saudi Arabia has "continued to sow division between Islamic countries and in the region, which is the wish of the Zionist regime," foreign ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said.
"We see the attempts by Saudi Arabia to rally neighbouring and Arab countries against Iran as the continuation of futile attempts by America and the Zionist regime," he added.
Mousavi expressed disappointment that Riyadh intended to level the same "baseless allegations" against Tehran at a summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Mecca early on Saturday, "exploiting" its role as host.