Brooklyn, NY – Five people were shot inside a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday morning and officials said police found “several undetonated devices” afterwards.
Law enforcement sources told NBC News that a man was spotted throwing a device into the subway station at about 8:30 a.m. on April 12 before he opened fire on people waiting for trains.
Witnesses told police that the suspect was possibly wearing a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) uniform.
Fire Department of New York (FDNY) personnel responded to the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighborhood and found multiple people wounded, the Associated Press reported.
Some of the wounded people escaped the train station by jumping on a departing subway car, NBC News reported.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) asked commuters to avoid 36th Street and Fourth Avenue “due to an investigation” and “emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area.”
The Associated Press reported that photos at the scene showed wounded, bloody passengers being tended to on the platform of the subway station.
Authorities have not released any information on the medical conditions of the wounded passengers.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a former transit police captain, remained at his residence and received briefings on the attack, the Associated Press reported.
Sources said police were looking for a male suspect, believed to be about 5-foot-5, 180 pounds, and wearing a gas mask, NBC News reported.
BREAKING: Multiple people have been shot at a New York City subway station, the city fire department said.
It has been reported that 5 people have been injured at Sunset Park subway station in Brooklyn, New York. pic.twitter.com/iiWNBWMov4
— talkRADIO (@talkRADIO) April 12, 2022
GRAPHIC VIDEO: This is the scene at a New York City subway station in Brooklyn after 6 people shot and explosives found pic.twitter.com/DXosJRlpkC
— GBN (@GBNfeed) April 12, 2022
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Several people shot and multiple explosives found at New York City subway station#Brooklyn l #NY
Police confirm explosive devices are present at the 36th Street station. Several people are down. Trains are being halted.
More information as it becomes available! pic.twitter.com/9HFIY2SSOP
— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) April 12, 2022
NEW — several people have been shot at a #NewYork subway station during morning commuter rush — and authorities have discovered several unexploded devices in the area.
Very graphic images online, this one less so. pic.twitter.com/ZKQ0EZVVku
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) April 12, 2022
In regard to the multiple people shot at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time. Any witnesses are asked to call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. Please stay clear of the area. More provided information when available. pic.twitter.com/8UoiCAXemB
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022
Moments ago…Chaos ensues as an Active Shooter on Subway reportedly fired upon people…Suspect is at Large Currently…pic.twitter.com/HYNgkv7Uyt
— 🔴⚪️💙 DEAN 🔴⚪️💙 (@777DEAN777) April 12, 2022
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