In New York, a cat leapt from a burning second-story apartment, a bit singed but now recovering —
Amazing video of a cat jumping out of a second floor window in East Harlem Saturday. Police responded to a domestic dispute at Lincoln Houses where they say man locked himself inside apartment & set it on fire. 7 people hurt including 2 cops @NBCNewYork (courtesy Aaron Ganaway) pic.twitter.com/1nLmFnsW0U
— Anjali Hemphill (@AnjaliHemphill) October 25, 2020
Anjali Hemphill reports Smoky Cat Leaps From Burning NYC Apartment:
The feline appeared to be smoking as it took flight, and a spokesperson with the Animal Care Centers of NYC said it did suffer from smoke inhalation but “is in pretty good shape.”
Two officers and five tenants were also injured in the apartment fire that was allegedly started by a man wanted on domestic violence charges who locked himself in a room.
Firefighters were dispatched to the apartment near 5th Avenue and 135th Street around 3 p.m. Saturday. Police were eventually able to force their way into the apartment room. The man was brought out unconscious and taken to the hospital.
The man has not been identified and it’s unclear what charges he will face.