Brendan McDermid via ReutersSeveral people were injured in a shooting at a subway station in New York’s Brooklyn borough.UNITED STATES – At least 13 people were injured in a shooting in the New York City subway, it was announced on Tuesday April 12 a spokesman for the city fire department. An important security device has been put in place at 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, where the facts occurred. “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. Photos and amateur 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. Several images shot by users also show smoke escaping from a train. A spokesman for the fire department told AFP that “untriggered explosive devices” had been found. According to a police tweet, “there are no operable explosive devices at this time.” In regard to the multiple people shot at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time. Any witnesses are asked to call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. Please stay clear of the area. More provided information when available. pic.twitter.com/8UoiCAXemB— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022In schools near the subway station, school children have been sheltered, authorities said. No details were given on the number of schools affected. the shooting in New York and that “White House teams are in contact with the mayor [de New York, Éric] Adams and the Police Commissioner [Keechant] Sewell to offer assistance if needed”. Joe Biden announced new measures against the proliferation of firearms on Monday. @POTUS has been briefed on the latest developments regarding the New York City subway shooting. White House senior staff are in touch with Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Sewell to offer any assistance as needed.— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) April 12, 2022According to several US media, including the New York Times, the police are looking for a man wearing a gas mask and orange overalls, like those worn by construction workers in the megacity of nearly 9 million people. New York State Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul said she was monitoring the situation and being kept informed of the investigation into the event. Elected on security pledges, New York’s new Democratic mayor York, Eric Adams, had launched a plan to fight against the proliferation of firearms at the end of January, after the death of two police officers shot dead during an intervention. But other dramas involving guns have made headlines since. in the same period of 2021, according to NYPD figures released last week. See also on The HuffPost: Joe Biden candidate in 2024? He is even more motivated by Donald Trump
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