BREAKING: Malfunctioning crane ‘in jeopardy’ of falling in Midtown, multiple buildings evacuated

Atlanta police and fire officials are responding to a leaning crane in Midtown Atlanta Friday morning.

The situation is unfolding at 13th Street northeast at West Peachtree Street. Authorities said there was some sort of mechanical failure with the crane.

Atlanta police said the crane is in jeopardy of falling down.

“That lead the top of the crane to start to lean as you can see behind me. The crane, I can say, is in jeopardy of falling down,” said Atlanta Fire Capt. Cortez Stafford. “It’s not normal for the crane to be in the position it’s in right now, therefore we’ve taken precautions to evacuate the buildings and the adjacent area.”

Atlanta Fire Department said that multiple buildings in the area have been evacuated.

Police said area is shut down between 11th and 14th streets.

Authorities estimate 24 to 48 hours that the area will be closed.

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