Overdose Death in Chatham Square Yesterday?

Posted on: October 20th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

Last night, a longtime reader sent along a disturbing dispatch from Chatham Square. An apparent death on a bench outside 1 East Broadway attracted both plainclothes and uniformed NYPD personnel to the scene yesterday morning.

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[Photo Credit: James Petrille]

From the inbox:

[Yesterday] morning as I walked to work I noticed the area around chatham square was roped off and a detective-looking guy and some police officers were milling around a tarp-covered bench.  When I got closer I realized they’d thrown it over a dead body (look at the sneakers under the bench).  I didn’t talk to the cops but I have a strong suspicion it was an overdose–lots of drug addicts hang out at Chatham Square.

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