Scaffolding collapses at building under construction in Hollywood

Authorities said high winds may be to blame for a metal and wood scaffolding collapse Wednesday around a building under construction in Hollywood.

The incident was reported around 2 a.m. in the 6700 block of Selma Avenue near Las Palmas Avenue involving a multi-use building under construction, Los Angeles police said.

A homeless encampment was below the scaffolding at the time, authorities said. A man at the scene said one of his friends was hurt.

"One of my friends, an older guy, he got hit in the head… and he started to have a seizure," witness Lemon Booher said.

Police said high wind gusts may have caused the collapse.

Selma Avenue was closed between Las Palmas Avenue and North McCadden Place while crews cleaned up the scene.