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Giant Piece of Metal Falls 40 Feet Off French Open Scoreboard Into Crowd (Video)

A piece of metal falling from the scoreboard at Philippe Chatrier stadium.

Screen shot/Steph Trudel

A large chunk of metal fell came loose from the top of a French Open scoreboard during a match Tuesday, falling what appears to be more than 40 feet into the crowd below—but, luckily, not causing any major injuries. Video:

The men’s singles quarterfinal match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kei Nishikori was delayed as staff and medical officials responded; the official French Open Twitter account says three injuries were sustained, none major. One man was cut, leaving some blood on the ground, but walked out under his own power and seemingly in good spirits.

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Here’s a closeup of the piece that fell.

(The spikes, Business Insider writes, prevent birds from landing on the scoreboard.)