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GoneOffShore

(17,356 posts)
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 09:51 AM Apr 2022

Multiple people shot and unexploded devices found in Brooklyn subway attack, FDNY say

Source: The Independent

Several people have been shot and undetonated devices have been found after an attack on the Brooklyn subway on Tuesday morning, the FDNY say.

NBC New York reported that several shots were fired at the Sunset Park station, near Fourth Avenue and 36th Street at around 8:30am.

Sources said a man that appeared to be dressed in an MTA uniform threw a device in the air and began shooting, striking several commuters.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/crime/brooklyn-subway-shooting-today-explosion-b2056374.html?

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Multiple people shot and unexploded devices found in Brooklyn subway attack, FDNY say (Original Post) GoneOffShore Apr 2022 OP
Unexploded devices? area51 Apr 2022 #1
Is there video of the shoes? lagomorph777 Apr 2022 #13
Scene from station brooklynite Apr 2022 #2
Thing I'm noticing is the injured here appear to be Asian Historic NY Apr 2022 #21
Sunset Park is a mix of Asian and hispanic. brooklynite Apr 2022 #22
I know the NYT had a breaking on this earlier (but one of those "live" things) BumRushDaShow Apr 2022 #3
CBS: Shooter threw smoke bomb on train and opened fire brooklynite Apr 2022 #4
Shoot is NOT in custody.... brooklynite Apr 2022 #5
Horrifying for sure bucolic_frolic Apr 2022 #6
Mayor Adams won't be showing up for a press conference... brooklynite Apr 2022 #7
Holy crap. ShazzieB Apr 2022 #8
NPR news at 11:00 am said 13 injured, 5 dead. wnylib Apr 2022 #9
I heard 5 shot. maxsolomon Apr 2022 #18
Their 11 am report said 5 dead but at noon, they changed it. wnylib Apr 2022 #20
There are 5 critical but stable patients. Historic NY Apr 2022 #23
They updated again later. Their figures keep changing. wnylib Apr 2022 #30
Video here: NYC Liberal Apr 2022 #10
Update: At least 16 shot or hurt. ShazzieB Apr 2022 #11
Not true... brooklynite Apr 2022 #12
That may or may not be a bomb spinbaby Apr 2022 #17
Uh, as a born & bred NYC'r who travels by subway (and bus) I can say this exact type of attack... electric_blue68 Apr 2022 #27
The unexploded devices Dorian Gray Apr 2022 #34
From the WaPo Novara Apr 2022 #14
What's your next guess? Ron Obvious Apr 2022 #26
frank james is the suspect catsudon Apr 2022 #31
Why would you bet that? Polybius Apr 2022 #33
NYC schools near Sunset Park, Brooklyn, shelter in after subway shooting brooklynite Apr 2022 #15
BREAKING: Press Conference starting shortly brooklynite Apr 2022 #16
"Shooter was black male wearing a grey hoodie".... that narrows it down Shanti Shanti Shanti Apr 2022 #19
most of the victims appear to be Asian catsudon Apr 2022 #24
It's certainly a terrorist act rockfordfile Apr 2022 #25
Get the bastard! electric_blue68 Apr 2022 #28
UPDATE: U-Haul With Ariz. Plates Sought in Hunt for Brooklyn Subway Gunman brooklynite Apr 2022 #29
NYC subway shooting updates: Police name person of interest in investigation riversedge Apr 2022 #32
I wonder if he used an auto sear? Mosby Apr 2022 #35

Historic NY

(37,497 posts)
21. Thing I'm noticing is the injured here appear to be Asian
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 12:34 PM
Apr 2022

there have been numerous attacks on Asians in NYC .

BumRushDaShow

(131,787 posts)
3. I know the NYT had a breaking on this earlier (but one of those "live" things)
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 10:17 AM
Apr 2022
Shooting in subway station heightens simmering fears about public safety.

Multiple people were shot on the platform of a Brooklyn subway station during the Tuesday morning rush, officials said, a violent episode that heightened simmering fears about public safety as New York City struggles to recover from the pandemic.

The Fire Department said that 13 people were injured, several by gunfire. A department spokesman did not provide further details on the victims’ injuries and conditions.

The police were seeking a man with a gas mask and an orange construction vest, a law enforcement official said.

Police officers were called to the 36th Street subway station, where the D, N and R lines pass through the Sunset Park neighborhood, around 8:30 a.m., a Police Department spokeswoman said. They had also received reports of smoke inside the station.

https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/04/12/nyregion/brooklyn-subway-shooting/brooklyn-subway-shooting


WaPo had a more recent breaking news with similar details as the OP link (albeit a brief article) -

Multiple people shot, at least 13 injured in Brooklyn subway station, ‘undetonated devices’ found, FDNY officials say


By Kim Bellware, Joanna Slater and Matt Zapotosky
Today at 9:46 a.m. EDT | Updated today at 10:07 a.m. EDT


At least 13 people were injured in a shooting that erupted in a New York subway station during Tuesday’s morning rush.Police officers received a 911 call to the 36th Street subway station near 4th Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood just before 8:30 a.m., a police spokeswoman said.

Fire officials arrived on the scene to find multiple injured victims as well as several undetonated devices in the area, according to a New York Fire Department spokesperson. The FBI is responding to the incident, a federal law enforcement official said, adding that it was too early to determine if there was any federal crime involved.

Fire and police officials did not elaborate on the injuries to the victims but said they were transported to NYU Langone and Methodist hospitals.

(snip)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/04/12/brooklyn-subway-shooting/

bucolic_frolic

(44,056 posts)
6. Horrifying for sure
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 10:29 AM
Apr 2022

and also strange. There are loonies out and about, always, this is America after all.

Will someone try to connect the dots to J6 RNC/DNC bomb suspect? In other words, try to neutralize that and say 'this is the same guy'. Straight out of fiction.

ShazzieB

(16,984 posts)
8. Holy crap.
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 11:03 AM
Apr 2022

I sure hope they catch that vermin.

I also hope all the victims make a full recovery. All the blood on the platform or in that photo, yikes.

wnylib

(22,246 posts)
20. Their 11 am report said 5 dead but at noon, they changed it.
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 12:23 PM
Apr 2022

Now they are reporting no deaths.

The noon report said 13 injured, 5 of them shot.

wnylib

(22,246 posts)
30. They updated again later. Their figures keep changing.
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 05:37 PM
Apr 2022

Last I heard is that 16 people were injured, 10 of them from shots.

ShazzieB

(16,984 posts)
11. Update: At least 16 shot or hurt.
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 11:27 AM
Apr 2022
https://abc7ny.com/brooklyn-shootings-subway-shooting-sunset-park-new-york/11740555/

More details and video.

It sounds like the "unexploded devices" were a false alarm. And none of the injuries are considered life threatening at this point.

spinbaby

(15,116 posts)
17. That may or may not be a bomb
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 12:05 PM
Apr 2022

Could just be a random suspicious object.

I wish I could say I’m surprised about this attack, but I’m not. It happens with just too much regularity. What did rather surprise me is that I first heard about it from a friend in Nagoya Japan.

electric_blue68

(15,386 posts)
27. Uh, as a born & bred NYC'r who travels by subway (and bus) I can say this exact type of attack...
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 04:28 PM
Apr 2022

...has either never happened or is far back enough that (like 20 -25+ yrs ago) I don't remember.
Since I usually have a very good memory over all...

Dorian Gray

(13,578 posts)
34. The unexploded devices
Wed Apr 13, 2022, 06:42 AM
Apr 2022

were smoke grenades, according to the news.

This man is seriously troubled. And I can't believe they still haven't caught him. He needs to be off the streets NOW.


Novara

(5,944 posts)
14. From the WaPo
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 11:56 AM
Apr 2022
Sunset Park, the site of the shooting, has long been a hub for working-class immigrant communities and is considered one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods. The 4th Avenue subway station is at the core of the neighborhood’s Latin American community, made up largely of Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Central Americans and Ecuadorans. It is also a major transfer station for commuters across Brooklyn.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/04/12/brooklyn-subway-shooting/

I'll bet it's a right wing nutjob.

brooklynite

(95,596 posts)
15. NYC schools near Sunset Park, Brooklyn, shelter in after subway shooting
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 11:56 AM
Apr 2022
New York Daily News

A DOE spokesman said all schools in the area were ordered to shelter in, which means no one leaves the building and there is additional security for adults who enter, but kids and teachers can move freely within the building.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many schools were instructed to shelter in, but the order reached schools in Park Slope and other nearby neighborhoods, as well as Sunset Park, parents and teachers said.

The DOE didn’t say exactly how many schools were placed on shelter in, or when the order would be lifted.
Several Sunset Park elementary school teachers said students were still largely unaware of the details of the incident.

brooklynite

(95,596 posts)
29. UPDATE: U-Haul With Ariz. Plates Sought in Hunt for Brooklyn Subway Gunman
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 04:40 PM
Apr 2022
A manhunt for the man who opened fire on a Brooklyn subway car, shooting 10 people and sending dozens running in terror, was still underway hours after the train pulled into a Sunset Park station during rush hour Tuesday morning.

The gunman's identity has not been confirmed, but investigators are combing through videos and speaking to witnesses to piece together clues to help track him down.

Police described the suspected shooter as a man about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 170 pounds. They are said to be looking for a U-Haul van with Arizona license plates AL31408 that may be linked to the suspect, according to law enforcement officials.

...snip...

A senior law enforcement official said that they have an image of the man they believe to be the suspect, but are still working to identify him.

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/suspect-description-brooklyn-subway-gunman-wore-orange-construction-vest/3642022/

riversedge

(70,967 posts)
32. NYC subway shooting updates: Police name person of interest in investigation
Tue Apr 12, 2022, 10:27 PM
Apr 2022



NYC subway shooting updates: Police name person of interest in investigation

https://abcnews.go.com/US/multiple-shot-separate-incidents-involving-york-city-subway/story?id=84030707


A gunman shot 10 people on a New York City subway train Tuesday morning.
By Emily Shapiro,Aaron Katersky,Josh Margolin,Ivan Pereira, andMiles Cohen
April 12, 2022, 7:20 PM
• 14 min read
1:35

Gunman opens fire on NYC subway, injuring 16
The suspect, who still at large, shot 10 individuals in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
John Minchillo/AP

The New York City Police Department has announced a person of interest in connection with Tuesday morning's subway shooting in Brooklyn.

Investigators said they are looking for Frank James and released a photo of the person, asking the public to call NYPD Crime Stoppers with any information on his current whereabouts.


A gunman donned a gas mask, detonated a smoke canister and opened fire on a New York City subway train Tuesday morning, shooting 10 people and sparking panic during the rush-hour commute. The suspect fired 33 times, according to police.

Twenty-nine victims went to Brooklyn hospitals with various injuries. Five people were critically injured and have since stabilized, according to a fire department official..................


@NYPDnews
This is Frank James who is a person of interest in this investigation. Any information can be directed to @NYPDTips
at 800-577-TIPS.



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