At least five people were shot during morning rush hour Tuesday at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, where ‘several undetonated devices’ were found, according to city officials.
A man wearing a gas mask and orange construction vest, similar to what a Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker might wear, was seen throwing a device into the subway station before opening fire, according to law enforcement officials.
Officials found multiple people shot in the station while responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park, a New York City Fire Department spokesperson said. The bloody incident broke out just before 8.30am.
Four of the victims were found at the 36th Street subway station while a fifth was found at the 25th Street station in Greenwood Heights. At least 13 people were injured in total, several by gunfire, fire officials said.
Graphic photos of the incident being shared across social media show blood-stained subway platform floors and injured people being carried away from the station on stretchers.
The NYPD’s bomb squad is on the scene investigating. Officials are searching for as many as four packages they’ve deemed suspicious.
The suspect was described as a Black male, 5-foot-5 and 175 to 180 pounds.
No arrests have been made.
Around 10am police said there were no active explosive devices in the area of the shooting.
N and R line power is off as police search for the suspect. Trains running on the D, N and R lines would be delayed because of an unspecified investigation, MTA officials said.
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