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Police Helicopter Crashes In Las Vegas

Two officers on board were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Last updated on December 31, 2014, at 6:19 p.m. ET

Posted on December 31, 2014, at 5:17 p.m. ET

A Metro police helicopter crashed Wednesday in a residential area in Las Vegas, Nevada, local police told BuzzFeed News.

A FUCKING HELICOPTER CRASHED DOWN ON THE FUCKING STREET YALL HOLY SHIT

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A FUCKING HELICOPTER CRASHED DOWN ON THE FUCKING STREET YALL HOLY SHIT

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The chopper came down at about 1:29 p.m. PT near the intersection of East Bonanza Road and 23rd Street, police said.

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Two police officers on board the helicopter were taken to the University Medical Center for treatment, a police spokeswoman said.

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Las Vegas Metro Police later tweeted that both officers had escaped with non-life threatening injuries.

Air unit from the scene. Officers suffered non-life threatening injuries. Incident occurred on 23rd St @ Bonanza.

LVMPD@LVMPDFollow

Air unit from the scene. Officers suffered non-life threatening injuries. Incident occurred on 23rd St @ Bonanza.

3:10 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

An LVMPD Air Unit has gone down near 23rd/Bonanza, two officers transported for injuries. Please avoid the area and RT! #LVMPDnews

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An LVMPD Air Unit has gone down near 23rd/Bonanza, two officers transported for injuries. Please avoid the area and RT! #LVMPDnews

5:12 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It does not appear any residents from the surrounding area where injured in the crash, the police spokeswoman said.

@FOXTV fam a helicopter crashed on 23rd and Wilson , Eastern and Bonanza

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@FOXTV fam a helicopter crashed on 23rd and Wilson , Eastern and Bonanza

1:49 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

It is not yet known how high the chopper was flying at the time of the crash, with the police spokeswoman noting the investigation into the incident remained ongoing.

Appears to be "METRO-2" (aka N530KK, a MD530F) involved in @LVMPD helicopter crash. @verticalmag

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Appears to be "METRO-2" (aka N530KK, a MD530F) involved in @LVMPD helicopter crash. @verticalmag

5:13 PM - 31 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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