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BREAKING: At Least 5 Shot In Brooklyn Subway Attack

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.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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