5 Shot, Unexploded Devices Found at NYC Subway Station An armed New York police offider stands near the scene of a reported shooting of multiple people outside of the 36th Street subway station in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn Tuesday. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
By Jeffrey Rodack | Tuesday, 12 April 2022 09:57 AM
At least five people were shot and injured Tuesday at a subway station in New York City during a morning rush hour attack that left wounded commuters bleeding on a train platform.
Fire personnel responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn's Sunset Park neighborhood around 8:30 a.m. found at least 13 people were hurt, but — aside from the five shot — there were no details on what those injuries entailed.
The NYPD terrorism task force was activated in the case, a soure tells Newsmax.
AP said the fire department found people shot and undetonated explosive devices. The news agency aso reported that one law- enforcement source said a suspect was dressed in construction clothes.
Robert Moses, a reporter for Fox 5 in New York tweeted: “Breaking: a law enforcement source tells me multiple people have been shot and some kind of device went off at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park.”
The New York Post noted it was still unclear what happened, but showed gruesome photos from social media illustrating the incident.
The NYPD tweeted: “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.”
This report contains material from The Associated Press and Reuters.