On Tuesday morning, a man suddenly opened fire at the Brooklyn subway station, injuring several people. The attacker fled from the spot after committing the crime. Police has issued an alert for this area.
An attacker opened fire on people Tuesday morning at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, New York. 13 people were injured in this attack. The assailant fled after carrying out the attack. A photo from the scene showed people taking care of bloodied passengers lying on the station floor. The city’s fire department has closed the movement here. Information about this incident has also been given to President Joe Biden. Know the update so far-
Police said not a terrorist attack
The New York Police has made it clear that the shooting at the subway station is not a terrorist incident. Police is investigating the matter from the point of view of firing. The attacker has not yet been caught. Police have expressed fear that the attacker may carry out more attacks.
New York Police Commissioner gave full details of the attack
On the Brooklyn shooting incident, New York Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said that we are really lucky that it was not too bad. Giving information, it was reported that this afternoon, a man traveling on a Manhattan-bound N train opened two canisters, causing smoke to spread throughout the subway car. He then shot several passengers. More than 13 people were injured by gunfire as they ran to exit the train station and there was a lot of smoke.
The New York Police Commissioner said that we have recovered a 9mm semi-automatic handgun, extended magazines and a hatchet. Also found was a liquid which is gasoline and another bag was found in it was some fireworks.
He explained that at this time, we still do not know the suspect. The man had entered the train with the intention of violence. We are doing a high level inquiry into it. This includes NYPD spies, the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force and the ATF.
New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the accused had smoked the train and opened fire on passengers. He was reportedly a black male, 5’5″ tall and had a heavy body. He was wearing a green construction site orange vest and a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Biden expressed grief
US President Joe Biden said Jill I am praying for those injured in the New York City subway shooting. My team is in touch with city officials and we are working to support the efforts at the grassroots level.
The investigation process will be lengthy
FBI Assistant Special Agent Michael Driscoll said he wished the victims a speedy recovery. They take care of themselves. We are expecting the investigation process to be lengthy as we are collecting all possible information to track down all possible leads.
At present, the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force is fully engaged in this investigation. We will catch the attacker as soon as possible.
man wearing gas mask attacked
According to senior officials, at least five people were shot by a man about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 pounds, who was wearing a gas mask and construction site orange clothing. He fled the spot and has not been caught. The attacker shot five people and injured eight in the stampede. In the video, there was huge panic and passengers were seen running here and there.
Many people became victims of gunmen
The fire department says it responded to a call for smoke at the station and found several people attacked by gunmen. Images posted on social media showed people lying in a pool of blood on the floor and footage from the Citizen app showed a large number of police officers at the scene. Sources said some of the injured jumped into another train to save their lives.
The Fire Department has asked New Yorkers to avoid going into the area and has notified emergency vehicles to arrive. Power has been cut on the N/R line from 59th Street to Atlantic Avenue, and supply delays have been reported on lines B, D, F, N, Q and R. W service is down. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) said there are no active explosive devices at this time. Witnesses are asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800577TIPS. With that said, please stay away from the area. More information will be given when it becomes available.
Information given to Joe Biden
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden has been informed of the latest developments in connection with the New York City subway shootings. Psaki said senior White House staff are in contact with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell. At the same time, according to a Justice Department spokesman, Attorney General Merrick Garland received the initial briefing and is monitoring the situation in Brooklyn.
Several detonators also recovered
At least 13 people were injured in the firing incident at the metro station and several non-explosive devices have been recovered, officials said.
Increase in shootings in New York City
There has been an increase in shootings in New York City this year and violent gun crime since Mayor Eric Adams took office in January. According to police department data, till April 3, the incidents of firing increased from 260 during the same period last year to 296. There was a historic decrease in gun violence in 2018 and 2019, and the city is still safer than in years past. New York’s recoveries from the pandemic found the city more dangerous than when the pandemic broke out in New York in the spring of 2020.