at least 16 people injured by bullets in a metro station

Shootings in the New York subway, in the Brooklyn district, left at least 16 injured on Tuesday, April 12. Of the “undetonated explosive devices” were also found, said a spokesman for the fire department. According to a police tweet, “there are no operable explosive devices at this time.”

An important safety device has been put in place at the level of the 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, where the events took place. “At 8:27 a.m., the police received an emergency call from a person who was shot in the subway” in Brooklyn, a New York police spokeswoman confirmed to AFP earlier. , who asked the public to avoid the area.

According to several media, including CNN, police are looking for a man wearing a ‘gas mask’ and an ‘orange jumpsuit’ like those worn by construction workers in New York.

Of the amateur photos and videos showed pools of blood and people lying on the floor of a subway train, as well as on the platform of the “36th Street” station, in the borough of Brooklyn, in a smoky atmosphere. According to a witness interviewed by CNNa probable smoke device was also used.

New York State Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul said she was monitoring the situation and was being kept informed of the investigation into the event. For its part, the White House has indicated that Joe Biden was also being briefed on the situation.

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