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New York - 12 April 2022
1. First responders on scene
HEADLINE: NYPD: subway attack not terror investigation
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Keechant Sewell, New York Police Commissioner:
"Just before 8:24 this morning as a Manhattan bound train waited to enter the 36th Street station, an individual on that train donned what appeared to be a gas mask. He then took a canister out of his bag and opened it. The train at that time began to fill with smoke. He then opened fire, striking multiple people on the subway and in the platform.
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Keechant Sewell, New York Police Commissioner:
"Currently no known explosive devices on our subway trains and this is not being investigated as an act of terrorism at this time. We can also report that although this was a violent incident, reportedly we have no one with life threatening injuries as a result of this case."
A gunman filled a rush-hour subway train with smoke and shot multiple people Tuesday, leaving wounded commuters bleeding on a Brooklyn platform as others ran screaming, authorities said. Police were still searching for the shooter.
Officials said the gunfire wounded at least 10 people, and at least 16 in all were injured in some way in the attack that began on a subway train that pulled into the 36th Street station in the borough's Sunset Park neighborhood.
Five people were in critical condition, New York Fire Department Acting Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said, but Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said there were no life-threatening injuries.
Sewell added that the attack was not currently being investigated as terrorism. The shooter has not been identified.
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