UPDATE: President Trump weighs in on the tragedy.
UPDATE: Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted on Monday how the city is justifiably on edge because of the September 11 attacks.
"If you are a New Yorker, you have a level of PTSD from 9/11," Cuomo said.
UPDATE: The helicopter pilot has been killed in the crash.
#FDNY members remain on scene at 787 7th Ave in Manhattan, helicopter crash onto building. The fire has been extinguished. There is currently one fatality reported.— FDNY (@FDNY) June 10, 2019
Police are on the scene after a helicopter reportedly crashed while trying to emergency land on a high-rise building in midtown Manhattan. One person is reported injured.
"There was a helicopter hard landing on the roof of 787 7th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan," the NYPD said. "Fire has been extinguished. Please continue to avoid the area."
BREAKING: Emergency response in Midtown Manhattan, west of 30 Rock and north of Times Square, emergency alert says:— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 10, 2019
"Due to FDNY activity, expect road closures and a heavy presence of emergency personnel at 7th Avenue and West 51st Street in Manhattan." https://t.co/kdrUxk2XiK
Many sirens along 6th avenue in Midtown Manhattan headed to what is being reported as a small plane or helicopter crash into or on a nearby building.— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) June 10, 2019
This isn't the first helicopter crash in New York in recent memory. Last month, a pilot landed in the Hudson River. He emerged with a minor hand injury.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated accordingly.