An attack in a New York City subway station on Tuesday left several people shot and injured.
Authorities say the attack happened during rush hour and rescue personnel were dispatched to the 36th Street station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.
At least 13 were injured, including five who were shot. There were also reports that a smoke grenade was used. Of the five shooting victims, two were believed to be seriously wounded.
Photos and videos posted to social media show bloodied victims and smoke hanging in the air.
The suspect, who was reportedly wearing an orange construction vest and gas mask, is still on the loose. City police are conducting a manhunt.
“My subway door opened into calamity. It was smoke and blood and people screaming,” eyewitness Sam Carcamo told radio station 1010 WINS.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has not provided further details on the attack. New York Governor Kathy Hochul said she’d been briefed on the attack.
The White House has also been briefed on the events.
The attack comes against a backdrop of rising violent crime in New York City, including many attacks on the subway.
Adams has said reducing crime is a priority.
Some information in this report comes from The Associated Press.