Ceiling collapses at Court Street train station; 1 hurt

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A partial ceiling collapse Wednesday at the Court Street subway station near Borough Hall injured one person.

The call reporting the incident on the Manhattan-bound No. 4/5 platform came in around 3:20 p.m.

The MTA says one woman received a minor injury when she was hit on the shoulder by debris. She refused medical attention.

Trains were bypassing the station while crews cleaned the debris, but service was later fully restored.

The MTA says structural engineers were at the scene to determine the cause of the collapse. New York City Transit President Andy Byford says it may have been caused by some water damage based on peeling paint. He also says that the station is quite old. The materials that fell included plaster and some tiles.

Officials say they don't believe the sidewalk above the station was affected.

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