A large window worth thousands of dollars was shattered as the result of a disturbance outside Boscov's department store in downtown Binghamton.

The incident reportedly occurred early Saturday morning. A person somehow smashed through the display window next to the store's Court Street entrance.

Boscov's senior vice president Jacob Stein - responding to an inquiry from WNBF News - in an email said the window apparently was not broken during "an attempted burglary or intentional vandalism." He wrote: "An incident occurred near our store front that led to it being broken."

A Binghamton Plate Glass Company truck at the Boscovs store on July 26, 2021. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A Binghamton Plate Glass Company truck at the Boscov's store on July 26, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Workers from Binghamton Plate Glass Company removed what remained of the damaged window Monday afternoon.

The window - which measured 13½-by-8½ feet - is expected to be replaced later this week. The replacement cost was estimated at a few thousand dollars.

The person responsible for the damage reportedly was identified by police. It could not be determined whether charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

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