A television news helicopter crashed near the Seattle Space Needle Tuesday morning.
KOMO-TV confirms it was the station's helicopter. It said it was coming in for a landing on its rooftop when it may have hit the side of the building and went down, hitting several vehicles on Broad Street.
Images from the ground showed several cars on fire and witnesses reported seeing an explosion and then a huge cloud of smoke as firefighters and police arrived at the scene.
There are casualties reported. The Seattle Fire Department is reporting on its Twitter feed that at least two people have died.