Josh Groban's Eyewitness Account of the NYC Attack

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 6:00 PM
Josh Groban's Eyewitness Account of the NYC Attack

Recording artist Josh Groban happened to be near the attack that occurred in New York City Tuesday afternoon near the World Trade Center. Eight people are dead and several others injured after someone drove a truck into a crowd of pedestrians on a bike path near the landmark. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared it an act of terror. The suspect is now in custody.

Groban said he was close enough to hear gunshots, presumably those fired by police as they arrived on scene and stopped the attacker. His initial tweet (graphic language.)

Groban, who starred in Broadway's The Great Comet, continued to share updates. He remembers hearing "8-10 quick rounds fired off." He was in shock how close he came to being in the middle of the rampage.

In his most recent messages about the attack, Groban commended the New York Police and Fire Departments for their rapid response and was in awe of New Yorkers' resilience.