Crime in Alphabet City

The police on scene told another inquiring observer that it was "nothing major" and that "nobody has been hurt." 

But clearly something was up in Alphabet City tonight.  I arrived home to see and feel a helicopter circling around my immediate neighborhood and literally hovering over my apartment building for stretches of time. Here's a shot out of our kitchen window:

All told, at least 6 police cars, a police swat-type vehicle, and two police vans jammed the corner of Avenue C down onto the actual scene of the incident (roped off with yellow tape) on Second Street between C and B in front of Peachtree Garden.

A sizable force of officers was on hand, as well as a number of individuals in suits, who I presume were administrators or detectives.