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Five people have been shot and injured in the New York City subway system Tuesday morning just prior to 8:30 AM, according to emerging reports.
NBC New York identifies the location of the incident as the Brooklyn subway station and notes that “several law enforcement sources said the shooter may have thrown a device before opening fire.”
The New York Times reports while investigators are unsure if explosives were detonated during the attack they have ascertained since “that no active explosive devices had been found at the scene.”
NBC New York observes that “several undetonated devices were also found at the location.”
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
Police are searching for the attacker, who is described as being “5 feet 5 inches tall and 180 pounds…[and] wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest.”
NOW – Multiple people shot at New York City subway station. Several “undetonated devices” found. Trains halted.
Suspect is wearing a gas mask and is on the run.pic.twitter.com/2hWjvjUXI4
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) April 12, 2022
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