Non-explosive devices were also discovered by law enforcement.
At least 16 people, including 10, were injured by bullets in a New York tunnel on Tuesday, according to an initial report by firefighters. The bomber struck shortly after 8:30 a.m. in front of a crowded Brooklyn County. CNNAdds that a person will be in a critical situation.
In Brooklyn, a New York police spokesman confirmed to AFP that “at 8:27 a.m., police received an emergency call from someone who had been hit by a bullet in the subway.” .
A spokesman for the fire department told AFP that “unexploded ordnance” had been found. But according to the police, “there are currently no explosives that can be operated”. Smoke was also detected at the time of the incident.
The suspect who escaped
The NYPD tweeted, “Due to the investigation, skip the area between 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. Emergency vehicles and delays are expected in the area.”
Police were called to the 36th Street subway station where lines D, N and R meet. New York Times. ABC Indicates that a human hunt is underway to intercept the suspect who escaped from the subway station. He wears a gas mask and an orange construction jacket.
New York officials announced at a news conference that the incident was not currently under “terrorism investigation.”
Joe Biden continued to report on the events
U.S. executive spokeswoman Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden was up to date on the situation. The White House has offered to help the authorities in New York.
New York State Democrat Governor Kathy Hochul said she was being informed of the progress.
Since the beginning of this year, shooting incidents have been on the rise in New York, and this has been one of the priorities of the city’s new mayor Eric Adams. As always New York TimesFrom January 1 to April 3, there were 296 shootings in New York, compared to 260 in the same period last year.