Two FDNY Firefighters Suspended After Alleged Sexual Assault

Two New York City firefighters have been suspended, following allegations they sexually assaulted a woman at their firehouse in the Bronx.

The firehouse in the Melrose Section was closed down all day so police could investigate the allegations.

The 34-year-old alleged victim called EMS from her home on Friday morning, claiming she had been sexually assaulted by four firemen.

Also on Friday, the fire department released a statement, which reads:

"these are very serious allegations. The Fire Department's bureau of investigations and trials, along with our fire marshals, are working with the police dept and the DOI [City Department of Investigation] to aggressively investigate these claims."
-- FDNY Statement

The department tells Eyewitness News that the woman later changed her story to say sex with two of the firefighters was consensual. Another 12 firefighters have been reassigned.

We will have much more in this story as it develops on Eyewitness News.

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