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Multiple wounded, several undetonated devices found, officials say


Multiple people were shot in a New York City subway station during rush hour on Tuesday, and several undetonated devices were found, officials said.

At least 13 people were injured during the mayhem that unfolded at a station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, the FDNY said, though it was not immediately clear how many of those victims were shot.

A man, possibly wearing clothes that resembled MTA attire, was spotted throwing a device in the subway station before opening fire, law enforcement sources told NBC New York.

The NYPD, though, said no “active explosive devices” were immediately found at the scene.

Police were looking for a man, believed to be about 5-foot-5, 180 pounds and wearing a gas mask, who shot at least five people, sources said.

Aftermath from shooting at subway station on 36th Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Aftermath from shooting at subway station on 36th Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn, N.Y.Armen Armenia via Facebook

Some of the wounded passengers made their escape by jumping on a train, the sources said.

Several commuters posted images of bloodshed and smoke in the Brooklyn subway station immediately after the attack.

Commuters were urged to steer clear of 36th Street and Fourth Avenue “due to an investigation” and “emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area,” the NYPD said in a statement.

That corner is the site of a busy station that runs the D, N and R trains.

This is a developing story. Please refresh here for updates.

Alec Hernandez contributed.



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