Person hit by glass pane knocked from Denver skyscraper by wind

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High winds pushed out a window at a downtown Denver skyscraper.

High winds pushed out a window at a downtown Denver skyscraper.

DENVER — A person was injured in downtown Denver Friday morning, when he was hit by falling glass that was knocked from a skyscraper by high winds that were pummeling the city.

Denver Police confirmed the glass feel almost 20 stories from a skyscraper near the intersection of East 16th Avenue and Lincoln Street shortly before 11 a.m. Later in the morning, police confirmed that the pane of glass was jarred loose by winds, which were gusting as high as 65 mph in Denver Friday.

A portion of the intersection at 16th and Lincoln was closed as police investigated the incident Friday morning. After the short investigation, police determined the incident wasn’t criminal in nature and the intersection was reopened.

The person who was injured by the falling glass was treated for minor cuts and transported to Denver Health, according to police. There were also reports that shards of glass may have fallen in the victim’s eye.

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