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A piece of a concrete block fell off the new Trump tower under construction on Bay Street in Jersey City this morning, injuring a police officer who was on the street below.

The officer is alert and in stable condition at Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, and is expected to be released early this afternoon, according to city spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill.

Morrill said workers on the 31st story of the tower were cutting cinder blocks and stacking them when one fell, striking the officer, who was manning the site on Greene Street.

It’s not clear whether the piece of cement hit the officer immediately, or if it fell to the ground and shattered, leading to his injury.

Construction on the $194 million, 50-story tower, called Trump Bay Street, was shut down after the incident. Morrill said construction will remain prohibited until all construction debris is removed from all floors, all netting is properly secured on floors where it is required and scaffolding is erected on the side of the building.

The tower will house 447 luxury apartments. Construction began in spring 2014.

Jared Kushner, son-in-law of real-estate mogul and 2016 presidential hopeful Donald Trump, is developing the project with KABR Group. Kushner’s spokesman could not immediately be reached to comment.

A man died last November when a 1-pound tape measure fell from the 50th floor of a building under construction nearby at Columbus Drive and Marin Boulevard.

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