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Patient injured when window in Manhattan hospital room is shattered

A patient at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Manhattan's upper East Side was slightly cut Friday by flying glass when a window in her room shattered, possibly from a bullet, officials said.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 a.m. when a north-facing window on the eight floor of the hospital at 535 East 70th St. was hit, sending pieces of glass into the patient's room, said police and hospital officials.

A spokesman for the NYPD said police recovered what appeared to be part of a spent firearm round from between the double-paned window and were conducting an investigation to determine if it is in fact a bullet and where it may have been fired from.

The hospital said in a statement released late Friday that it was helping police with the investigation and that the facility was operating normally and adhering to its medical schedule.

The patient, who was only described by police as a 30 year-old woman, was treated for small cuts from glass shards and was in stable condition, said the NYPD.

The hospital is located in a building between the FDR Drive and York Avenue. The facility is adjacent to a number of tall structures which comprise the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

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