Multiple people have been shot and dozens more injured in a subway station in New York.
Thirteen people are said to have been injured during the attack, with 5 people believed to have been shot.
The attack took place during rush hour this morning at around 8:30 a.m. People were seen trying to flee from 36th Street station in Sunset Park.
Several undetonated devices were also reportedly found at the subway station by police when they arrived.
Law enforcement sources told NBC New York that a man was allegedly seen throwing a device before opening fire in the station.
A statement by the NYPD asked people to avoid the area.
Everyoneu2019s phones just went off in our Manhattan office. Is this just 2 hours behind the shooting on the subway in Sunset Park or is something new happening? pic.twitter.com/ADZd29yABHu2014 Alexis Wierenga (@alexiswierenga) April 12, 2022
“ADVISORY: Due to an investigation, avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn. Expect emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area,” the NYPD wrote on Twitter.
Governor Kathy Hochul said in a tweet that “first responders are on the scene.”
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
Photos and videos of the tragic scene have since been circulating online, showing people running from the train that appears to be filled with smoke.
One of the passengers on board the train at the time of the attack has described what she saw at the time…
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Police say a man possibly dressed in clothing that resemble that worn by MTA workers threw some sort of device and opened fire.
Some of the wounded jumped on another train to flee to the next station pic.twitter.com/2t3STUn1vo
The woman, who has simply been named Clair, shared that she heard so many gunshots go off that she “lost count” of how many rounds were fired.
“There was like, lots of them. I don’t even know how many,” she said.
13 people now reported injured at the 36 Street Sunset Park Subway Shooting in South Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/5wemOTGuthu2014 Andrew Jerell Jones, Luke 1:37 (IG:twdbk3) (@sluggahjells) April 12, 2022
She also described the alleged suspect as a black man who appeared to be around 170 pounds and 5-foot-5 in stature. She claims he was wearing an orange vest and gas mask.
Clair also revealed that she saw him drop “some kind of cylinder that sparked at the top.”
u26a0ufe0fud83cuddfaud83cuddf8#URGENT: Several people shot and multiple explosives found at New York City subway station#Brooklyn l #NY— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) April 12, 2022
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
“I thought he was an MTA worker at first because I was like, I didn’t like pay too much attention. You know? You’ve got the orange on,” she said.
And now, harrowing photos showing the aftermath of the attack have been shared…
Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the incident.