New York City: There has been a shootout and as per early reports, at least 5 persons have been shot at a Brooklyn Subway station in New York City at at 8.26 am (NY local time) Tuesday 12 April 2022.
The number of those injured in the shootout could be more than a dozen. Available reports said that the attacker used a smoke device when the metro stopped at the 24 St station and opened fire in the train. When the train reached 36 St station the panic stricken passengers began getting down.
The attacker, according to eyewitnesses, was using an orange construction vest and a gas mask. According to initial reports, the attacker used a smoke device before opening fire.
New York Police ATF (Anti Terrorist Force) has been called to investigate suspected terrorist angle. The suspect has fled from the crime scene. The police have cordoned off the area and launched a manhunt.