Fake shooting in Times Square provoked a massive panic: 6 injured
After Motorcycles backfiring, the ten-thousandth crowd "fled" suggesting that another mass shooting had begun. The fear of the Americans is still in the minds of the entire American nation after two bloody massacres last weekend.
Around 10 pm, thousands of citizens were walking in the evening New York, when suddenly someone heard "pops" and ran for fear of gunfire. The survival instinct just worked for people and the crowd rushed north along Broadway, many took refuge in shops and cafes.
The New York police tried to respond as quickly as possible to the incident and posted a reassuring post on Twitter. Although it is unlikely that anyone while fleeing, read on Twitter the New York Police Department.
There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots.— NYPD Midtown North (@NYPDMTN) August 7, 2019
We are recieving multiple 911 calls. Please don’t panic. The Times Square area is very safe! @NYPDnews @NYPDTimesSquare
Today, Times Square is one of the safest places in the United States, there are always a lot of cops patrolling, but it did not help from mass hysteria amid numerous terrorist attacks and mass executions.
According to information from the rescue service, 6 people received injuries that did not threaten their lives and were taken to hospital.