The Fire Department said, the new wave of violence in New York city’s transit system leaves 5 people were shot and at least 13 were injured on Tuesday by a man in a gas mask and orange construction vest who thrown a smoke canister on the platform to distract the rush hour crowd, according to NYPD officials and senior law enforcement officials. Undetonated explosive devices was also found by law enforcement officials.
Multiple people shot, at least 13 injured in Brooklyn subway station, ‘undetonated devices’ found, FDNY officials say https://t.co/pXmW9FyNnS
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The incident took place during the morning commute at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, according to news media. CNN and other media reported that at least five people were shot, citing sources in the New York Fire Department. It was not clear the number of injured people included those who were shot. A video posted on social media handle that New York citizens comes out in Panic from under ground subway metro.
New york sub way shooting pic.twitter.com/FHZC8qBFiP
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A massive law enforcement presence around the subway station, including heavily armed officers and dozens of police cruisers and emergency vehicles. A New York City police spokesperson told news agencies that officers were responding to the scene, but did not have details on the number of injured.
The NYPD warned citizens to stay away from the area, which is known for its thriving Chinatown, views of the Statue of Liberty and Industry City, a sprawling warehouse district that has become home to many creative businesses.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been briefed on the situation, a Mayor’s spokesperson pleaded with New Yorkers to avoid the area and to assist in the investigation.
— City of New York (@nycgov) April 12, 2022
New York Governor Kathy Hochul also update her social media handle and share the NYPD advisory.
I have been briefed on this developing situation in Brooklyn. First responders are on the scene and we will work with @MTA & @NYPDnews to provide updates as the investigation continues. https://t.co/dM2hKnhoql
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) April 12, 2022
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