Emergency vehicles fill the street at the scene after a helicopter crashed atop a building in Times Square and caused a fire in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York [Brendan McDermid/Reuters]

At least one person is dead after a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a building in Midtown Manhattan on Monday, the New York City Fire Department said.

The department said on Twitter that firefighters were on the scene of the crash landing, which took place in rainy weather.

Dozens of emergency vehicles swarmed the area around Seventh Avenue between 51st and 52nd streets, a few blocks north of Times Square.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who was at the scene soon after the crash, told reporters that it appeared a helicopter

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