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Manhunt Underway for Brooklyn Subway Shooter

AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Update 12:30 p.m. ET:

In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, New York officials provided additional details on casualties while warning that information remains fluid. The latest numbers reported by NYPD and FDNY include an updated total of 16 individuals injured, ten who were shot, and five who remain in critical condition in local hospitals, though none are reported to have life-threatening injuries.


Authorities stated that the attack is not being investigated as an act of terrorism, but also said they do not currently know the suspect's motive and would not rule anything out. The suspect remained at large and the manhunt was still underway as officials briefed reporters.

Original Post:

Authorities in New York City are searching for a suspect and more information following Tuesday morning's rush hour attack at a Brooklyn subway station that left as many as thirteen commuters injured, including five who were reportedly shot by a gunman that remains at large.

Videos apparently from the aftermath of the attack show air that's thick with what appears to be smoke, and the Wall Street Journal reported that the FDNY found "several undetonated devices" when they arrived on the scene. The latest update tweeted by NYPD stated that "there are NO active explosive devices at this time."


According to breaking reports from The New York Post, the "bloody incident broke out around 8:30 a.m. at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park." Accounts from Twitter suggest that the suspect set off some sort of device and then opened fire, leaving the station platform bloody and victims lying on the ground being attended to by their fellow commuters. Photos published by The New York Post show (content warning) the aftermath of the attack.

According to witness accounts published by The Post, the perpetrator "was described as a 5-foot-5 black man, around 170 pounds wearing an orange vest and gas mask" who dropped "some kind of cylinder that sparked at the top." The witness said she "thought he was an MTA worker at first because I was like, I didn't like pay too much attention."


The manhunt for the suspect remains underway and the New York FOX affiliate reports "he may have fled into the subway system."

This is a breaking story and may be updated.

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