Woman dies after passing out at Brooklyn Crab

Tragic: A woman passed out at Brooklyn Crab on Friday, and later died, cops said.
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A woman passed out at Red Hook’s Brooklyn Crab restaurant and later died on Friday.

Police arrived at the popular Reed Street seafood eatery during lunchtime at 12:20 pm after a 911 caller reported 25-year-old Franchesca Lizandro was struggling to breathe, and found her unconscious and unresponsive, according to cops, who said she showed no obvious signs of trauma.

Paramedics then rushed Lizandro, who a Police Department spokeswoman said may have been a restaurant employee, to Methodist Hospital, where doctors declared her dead, authorities said.

The medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death, according to a separate department spokeswoman, who said Lizandro had a history of medical episodes related to asthma.

A manager at Brooklyn Crab said the restaurant would not comment on the incident.

Reach Deputy Editor Anthony Rotunno at or by calling (718) 260-8303.
Updated 2:12 pm, October 2, 2018: This story has been updated with new information from the Police Department.
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Reasonable discourse

Jose Cardenas from Ozone park Queens says:
She was a Dominican Instagram comedian with a big following. She worked at that location.
Oct. 1, 2018, 12:37 pm
Dimitry from Carroll Gardens says:
Awful, misleading, manipulative headline.
Oct. 1, 2018, 2:28 pm
Patsy from Bk says:
She was allergic to crabs. She died of allergies.
Oct. 1, 2018, 3:20 pm
Leroy from First Houses says:
Bad reporting. Location name has no relevance. If you only had a grown up editor.
Oct. 1, 2018, 3:42 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Sad to hear, but surprising to hear she was the first casualty of thatvdump.
Oct. 1, 2018, 4:50 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
The engrish language; i have maed a cashualty of it.
Oct. 1, 2018, 4:59 pm
RLC from Red Hook says:
Totally irresponsible reporting. The location may have nothing to do with it but now you have damaged their reputation.
Oct. 2, 2018, 8:26 am
RLC from Red Hook says:
Totally irresponsible reporting. The location may have nothing to do with it but you have now damaged the business and put in jeopardy the jobs of everyone who works there.
Oct. 2, 2018, 8:28 am
Zaxby says:
Good job on 4th grade style reporting Brooklyn Paper! You get a silver star this week!
Oct. 2, 2018, 8:31 am
BunnynSunny from The Hills of Clinton Are Alive says:
I'll never eat at Brooklyn Crab, that's for sure.
Oct. 2, 2018, 11:29 am
Yura from Red Hook says:
The paper's correct you fools but I'm afraid there's a lot missing in that report. She was an employee of that restaurant, she passed away on the line working within hours of her shift. Why do you think management refuse to comment, it could've all been avoided had she been given some time to rest, that's all she ever wanted. A gentle soul, so unfortunate, God bless her. —— Brooklyn Crab!
Oct. 3, 2018, 10:01 am
Yura from Red Hook says:
Brooklyn Crab is the worst!
Oct. 3, 2018, 10:02 am

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