Breaking news : A helicopter has crashed into a building in New York

A helicopter has crashed into a 54-storey building in midtown Manhattan, NYPD officials have confirmed.

Numerous emergency responders are on the scene, which is roughly two blocks from Times Square.

At least one building has been evacuated.

The crash landing at the AXA Equitable Center on Seventh Avenue is thought to have happened shortly before 2pm local time.

The city has issued an emergency notification saying to expect road closures and the presence of emergency personnel at Seventh Avenue and West 51st Street.

The high-rise was built in 1986, reports NBC.