NYPD Addresses Mass Panic In Times Square

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WEATHER WAS NOT A FACTOR. JUST DAYS AFTER TWO MASS SHOOTINGS THERE WAS CHAOS IN TIME SQUARE AND FEAR IT WAS HAPPENING HERE AS WELL. TODAY THE NYPD IS TALKING ABOUT ITS RESPONSE AND WHAT CAUSED THIS FALSE ALARM. ANDREA GRIMES REPORTS. Reporter: A MUCH CALMER SCENE RIGHT NOW HERE IN TIMES SQUARE COMPARED TO THE CHAOS THAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT. PURE PAN NICK PANIC AS PEOPLE RAN, TRYING TO GET OUT OF TIME SQUARE ALIVE. NOT REALIZING IT WAS A FALSE ALARM. Reporter: POLICE SAY THAT WHAT SOUNDED TO MANY IN THE PUBLIC LIKE GUN FIRE WAS ACTUALLY MOTORCYCLES BACK FIRING. IT WAS VERY CRAZY MOMENT. I THOUGHT SOMEONE WAS SHOOTING. IF I DIDN’T SEE THE MOTORCYCLE IT WOULD HAVE SOUNDED LIKE GUN FIRE. Reporter: IT HAPPENED AROUND TEN LAST NIGHT. EVERYBODY FROM FRIGHTENED CHILDREN TO THE ELDERLY TRYING TO ESCAPE. WHEN PEOPLE HERE HEARD THE NOISES THEY DID WHAT WE TOLD THEM TO DO. RUN, IF YOU CAN RUN. RUN, HIDE, FIGHT. Reporter: THE CHIEF WITH THE NYPD COUNTER TERRORISM BUREAU SAID A GROUP OF MOTORCYCLES WAS RIDE AROUND TIME SQUARE WHEN POLICE ON PATROL SAW THEM, HEARD THE NOISE AND QUICKLY REALIZED IT WAS NOT GUN SHOTS. WE SPOKE TO A FEW MOTORCYCLE LOVERS WHO WERE LIKE THAT DIDN’T SOUND LIKE BACK FIRE TO ME. HOW WERE THEY ABLE TO KNOW SO QUICKLY THERE WASN’T A SHOOTER FIRST THEY SAW THE MOTORCYCLES. WITH IN A FEW MINUTES OF THEM SEEING — A FEW — NOT EVEN A FEW MINUTES OF THEM SEEING THE MOTORCYCLES THEY HEARD THE NOISES, THEY HEARD BACK FIRE BEFORE. THEY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BACK FIRE AND A GUN SHOT. WE GO TO THE RANGE SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR AND TRAIN. COPS KNOW WHAT THE SOUND OF GUN FIRE IS. Reporter: POLICE SOURCES SAY THAT COPS ARE LOOKING TO IDENTITY THE BIKES AND WHETHER PERHAPS THE MUFFLERS WERE ILLEGALLY MODIFIED. IN THE CHAOS 12 PEOPLE ENDED UP AT THE HOSPITAL. THE WORST INJURE WAS A BROKEN WRIST. MANY SAY THE FEAR IS AN UNFORTUNATE SIGN OF THE TIMES. OF COURSE — WITH THE INCIDENTS THAT HAPPENED IN DAYTON AND IN EL PASO NO WONDER PEOPLE WERE FRIGHTENED. Reporter: THE CHIEF SAID FOR IT BEING A FALSE ALARM EVERYBODY ACTED NEARLY PERFECTLY FROM THE POLICE TO THE PEOPLE WHO RAN AND HID TO THE THEATERS AND RESTAURANTS WHO LET OTHERS COME IN AND SEEK SHELTER.

17 comments

  1. Wow…..

    What a bunch of pussies…..

    "Home of the brave?"

    Where? All i saw was a bunch of pussies running for their lives….

    And this is a country with gun rights?

    You americans are FUCKING RETARDED.

  2. Yeah I agree that isn't motorcycle back fire. There is no sound of a motor accelerating or de-accelerating. That sound was very loud if it was a bike backfiring you would certainly hear the motor as well. All I heard was pop pop pop pop pop.

  3. Oh yes, go after the biker's muffler. A better idea would be to go after the GOP and a few Democrats and address why they like US citizens being killed in the USA.

  4. People live in terror! How could this ever be America?! MAGA๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž

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