A manhunt was launched for the shooter, who struck around 8:30 a.m., wreaking havoc on the New York rush hour and injuring more than a dozen people at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn
An eyewitness to a horrific mass shooting in a New York City subway station has described the moment he was cautioned as a bloodied man staggered toward him out of the chaos.
Several people were shot dead after a gunman wearing a gas mask threw smoke bombs and shot at commuters in a subway car.
A manhunt was launched for the shooter, who struck around 8:30 a.m., wreaking havoc on the New York rush hour and injuring more than a dozen people at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.
The city’s police department has named Frank James, 62, as a “person of interest” after the shooting.
Police released two photos of James as they continue to search for him in connection with the mass shooting in which 28 were injured, including 10 with gunshot wounds.
Speaking of to the sun A witness said he was moments from being involved in Tuesday morning’s shooting.
Konrad Aderer, a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker, said he was walking down a flight of stairs at the train station when he saw a bloodied man walking toward him shouting that people were getting hurt.
He said: “I saw this guy coming to the station cabin with his pants down and he was bleeding from both legs.
“He told the agent very vividly that there were injured and bleeding people on the platform.
He said he was very concerned for the injured man and said he decided to “just come out.”
He added: “At that point I decided I knew as much as I needed and there was no reason for me to be there another second.
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“Part of me wanted to find out what happened and help, but it just didn’t seem wise. I have a family and I would only have risked myself and not really helped [by being there].”
He went on to say that as he walked away, he saw streams of police and rescue workers coming down the steps in the opposite direction.
Another witness, John Ramsey, saw the immediate aftermath and described people being “running and shouting” off the train.
He described to the outlet a “mass exodus of people” who he said were confused because no one knew where to go.
Horrifying footage of the incident had shown a smoky platform as panicked commuters flee the train after a man fell through the train doors and collapsed onto the ground.
Smoke billowed as the car pulled into the 36th Street station and opened its doors. Drivers trapped inside poured out, some falling to the ground. Images showed streaks of blood on the platform.
Earlier reports claimed a suspect was in custody, but police later confirmed no one had been arrested.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/bloodied-man-staggered-towards-witness-26700067 Bloody man staggered towards witness detailing chaos after subway shooting