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Cops help rescue hawk from busy Williamsburg intersection

January 24, 2019 By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Cops rescued a wayward hawk Wednesday evening, the New York Post reported, after the bird found itself at the epicenter of a busy Brooklyn intersection.

A crowd of close to 100 spectators watched from the sidewalk as the hawk tried to make a great escape from the three-way crossing at Lorimer, Lee and Wallabout streets in Williamsburg, according to the Post. 

“It seemed like it was sick,” a witness told the news outlet, which reported that the scene unfolded around 6 p.m.

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That same witness helped escort the bird to the side of the road where authorities were able to cage it.

This isn’t the first time a hawk found itself in the middle of a New York City roadway.

In November, a taxi-driver stopped to save the life of a an injured red hawk he discovered on the side of Manhattan’s FDR drive.

Earlier this year, members of FDNY’s Ladder 146 used their skills to save a red-tailed hawk that had been stuck in netting at Woodhull Hospital in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

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