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In a shocking incident during the busy morning rush hour, a masked gunman unleashed chaos aboard a packed subway train in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Your Content has learned.
The assailant, clad in a gas mask and a green construction vest, opened fire, injuring at least eight commuters as the train approached the 36th Street station.
The terrifying scene unfolded on Tuesday at approximately 8:30 a.m.
As the northbound N train finally halted at the 36th Street station, panic and confusion engulfed the passengers.
Trapped within the confines of the train, they anxiously awaited their escape, unaware of the danger that lay ahead.
In a harrowing video capturing the aftermath, commuters can be seen pouring out onto the platform, carrying the wounded with them and desperately seeking safety.
First responders from the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) swiftly arrived at the scene and discovered multiple undetonated devices, later identified as smoke bombs.
However, the true intentions of the assailant remained a mystery. Reports indicate that the suspect had deliberately chosen attire reminiscent of an MTA worker, leading witnesses to initially mistake his actions for routine maintenance.
It was only when he dropped a smoke bomb and began firing that the true horror of the situation became apparent.
As law enforcement authorities raced against time to bring the perpetrator to justice, nearby elementary schools took immediate precautionary measures, implementing lockdown protocols to ensure the safety of their students.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) launched an extensive manhunt, with SWAT teams scouring the subway tunnels, fearing that the assailant may have sought refuge within their dark depths.
Heart-wrenching images circulating on social media depict victims lying on the platform, their legs drenched in blood, bearing witness to the sheer brutality of the attack.
The incident has sent shockwaves throughout the city, prompting severe delays and widespread disruptions across the entire subway network.
Numerous train services have been temporarily suspended as authorities work tirelessly to apprehend the armed assailant and restore a sense of security to New York City’s commuters, according to The Daily Mail.