Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 1, 2013

High winds rip brick facade from Muncie building


The Associated Press

Muncie — Central Indiana police say high winds that swept frigid air and snow showers into Indiana ripped the brick facade from part of a building in downtown Muncie.

The Star Press reports that hundreds of bricks littered the sidewalk around the former apartment building Thursday night after strong winds buffeted the structure and tore off a section of the facade. No one was injured when the bricks fell.

But police secured the area and kept pedestrians and motorists away because another large section of the facade appeared ready to fall.

The building was built in the early 1930s as an apartment complex.