NYC subway shooting live updates | Sunset Park Station in Brooklyn, latest news, suspect description, NYPD press conference
Headlines | New York City Subway Shooting
- At least 16 people have been injured, 10 shot, 5 critical but stable, in an attack at 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, New York
- Attacker launched multiple smoke bombs onto a busy commuter carriage and opened fire - what happened?
- Police have closed off Grand Central station
- Description of suspect suggests he was wearing an orange reflective vest, blue trousers, a gas mask, construction gear and school backpack
- NYPD found U-Haul van with Arizona plates possibly connected to subway attack
- Shots were heard on the platform, but reports of explosive devices have been dismissed by law enforcement
- Perpetrator is thought to be still at large, police issue warning to local residents
- Students at schools within one-mile radius of attack told to shelter in place
NYPD name a person of interest in subway attack
The New York Police Department have named a person of interest in the attack on commuters Tuesday morning. The man's name is Frank James, he's 5 foot 5 inches tall and was wearing a MTA green outfit and orange reflective vest when he fled the scene of the attack on the N Train.
U-Haul van matching Brooklyn subway attack located
Police found a U-Haul van with an Arizona license plate matching the one they were looking for in connection with the rush-hour attack on subway commuters in Brooklyn. The vehicle located in Brooklyn roughly five miles from the subway station was unoccupied and the bomb squad has been sent to investigate.
Police looking for U-Haul van with Arizona plates
New York law enforcement are looking for a U-Haul van with Arizona plates in connection with the shooting that took place Tuesday morning in Brooklyn.
We're gonna continue to stay in close contact with New York authorities as we learn more about the situation over the coming hours and days...We're not letting up on it until we find out, and we find the perpetrator.
New York subway shooting suspect still at large, authorities asking for help
New York law enforcement is conducting a manhunt to locate the suspect would opened fire on subway commuters in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. They have asked the public to stay away from the scene of the attack while they investigate. However, they are asking for information on the suspect from anyone who may have seen something suspicious like the suspect throwing away an orange reflective vest or an MTA outfit worn by the suspect.
More smoke canisters and gasoline cans found at site of Brooklyn subway shooting
The morning rush hour commute on the subway turned chaotic around 8:24 am on Tuesday when a man dressed in a green construction vest donned a gas mask and set off smoke bombs before shooting passengers on the train. The attack resulted in at least 16 people injured, 10 with gunshot wounds. Five of the victims are in critical, but stable, condition.
Authorities have not yet apprehended the supect, a black male 5'5", but have found more unexploded smoke canisters and gasoline cans confirming suspicions that the attack was premeditated.
How many people were killed in the Brooklyn subway attack?
In a developing situation there has been widespread uncertainty about the scale and severity of the attack on a New York City subway train earlier this morning. The suspect launched smoke bombs in to the busy carriage and opened fire on commuters going about their daily routine.
This afternoon we have received further information about the incident from an NYPD press conference in downtown Brooklyn. It was confirmed that the gunfire itself wounded at least 10 people, while at least 16 were injured in the attack in total. Five people were in critical condition according to New York Fire Department Acting Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. However Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell announced that there were no life-threatening injuries as yet reported despite the large number of injuries.
The attack began on a subway train that pulled into the 36th Street station in the borough’s Sunset Park neighborhood.
Here's what we know about the New York subway attacker
After hours of speculation it appears that law enforcement officials do have a rough description of the suspect believed to be responsible for the attack. The perpetrator is thought to be a Black male about 5ft 5in tall, with a heavy set build. He is said to have been wearing a green "construction-type" vest with a grey hooded sweatshirt underneath, possibly to mimick the uniform of transit workers who frequent the subway stations across the city.
A massive manhunt is now underway to find the suspect. It is not yet known whether it was a lone wolf attack or whether the perpretator could have been working with others. It is thought that that incident was well-planned and that the suspect had purposely targeted the busy commmuter trains that transport millions of people to and from their place of work every day.
How to find information about potential subway shooting victims
If you know somewhere who you fear could have been injured in the Brooklyn subway station attack earlier today you can take advantage of the Unified Victim Response System. Using this resource you can call to receive information about the victims currently in hospital.
Who is the New York subway shooting suspect?
In a NYPD press conference that is still unfolding in downtown Brooklyn New York City Governor Kathy Hochul has announced further details related to the incident which took place in the subway earlier today. We now have further details about the man suspected to have conducted the attack.
"He is being reported as a male, Black, approximately 5 foot 5 inches tall with heavy build. He was wearing a green construction-type vest with a hooded sweatshirt, the colour is grey."
WATCH: NYPD press conference live from Brooklyn, NYC
You can watch along live here as NYPD officials and city authorities outline the latest news and information in relation to the subway attack that took place this morning.
A horrific attack has left more than a dozen victims in hospital and the area around 36th Street subway closed off while police hunt for the suspect. The incident occurred during the morning commute at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, according to news media.
Initial reports were that at least five people had been shot, citing sources in the New York Fire Department, although this has since grown to double figures. It was not immediately clear whether the number of injured people included those who were shot. Here's what we know so far...
Biden briefed on New York attack
The President has spoken to Mayor Eric Adams of New York to discuss the next steps for law enforcment in responce to the attack on the subway system in NYC earlier this morning. Adams is currently house-bound due to covid-19 but is expected to release a full statment later today. A press conference was due to take place in NYC at 11:30am, but is yet to begin.
I'm closely monitoring the situation this morning at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park in our beloved Brooklyn. I'm praying for all the victims, their families, all those impacted. I’m grateful for the quick action of our first responders. To everyone in New York: Stay safe.
Description of the NYC subway attacker from Brooklyn
It is thought that the perpretator of this morning's horrific attack on 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn is still at large, having fled the scene after committing the attack. Images of the suspect have not yet been published but we do have a physical description of the man suspected.
The New York Times reports: "A senior law enforcement official said that the police were seeking a heavyset man with a gas mask and an orange construction vest who had been wearing a dark blue outfit that appeared to resemble that of a transit worker."
At least ten shot in subway attack in Brooklyn
Within the past few hours an attacker has stormed a subway carriage in Brooklyn, setting off smoke bombs and firing multiple shots into passengers. For details have not yet been released but it is known that at least 10 people were shot in the horrifying incident and at least 13 have gone to hospital as a result of the attack.
Due to an investigation, avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn. Expect emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area.
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.
NYPD confirms that there are no active devices at the scene
Earlier reports had claimed that law enforcement had located explosive devices on the scene at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, but this has been dismissed by NYPD in recent minutes. A statement posted on Twitter confirmed that no such devices had been found but that civilians are advised to stay clear of the site until it has been confirmed as safe.
Shocking scenes after Brooklyn subway shooting
Law enforcement bodies are scrambling to identify and locate the perpetrator of an attack on a subway station in Brooklyn earlier this morning which left 13 injured. A call was first received at around 8:30am this morning and first responders found a serious incident had occurred and several commuters had been shot. Here's the latest...
Law enforcement closes roads surrounding Brooklyn subway station
Police forces have converged on a subway station in the New York burough of Brooklyn in response to the shocking events that unfolded this morning. There is a significant police presence at public transport centres across the city after a gunman opened fire on commuters this morning.
Details of the attack on NYC subway
The NYPD have released come details regarding this morning's incident in the NYC subway, which saw five people shot and a further eight taken to hospital in relation to the incident. The suspect is thought to have boarded the subway carriage, launched a smoke greande, open fire and then escaped across the track.
Latest from New York City
Horrifying events in New York this morning after a gunman stormed onto a subway carriage and opened fire on commuters. At least five people were shot and 13 have been taken to hospital after a smoke bomb was thrown by the suspect.