Police: Motorcycle backfiring causes panic in Times Square

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — The New York Police Department says the loud noise of a motorcycle backfiring caused a panic and sent people scrambling in Times Square. The department tweeted Tuesday...

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The loud noise of a motorcycle backfiring caused panic in New York City's popular Times Square neighborhood, sending people scrambling just days after two back-to-back mass shootings.The NYPD says there was no active shooter.

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — The New York Police Department says the loud noise of a motorcycle backfiring caused a panic and sent people scrambling in Times Square. The department tweeted Tuesday...

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — The New York Police Department says the loud noise of a motorcycle backfiring caused a panic and sent people scrambling in Times Square.The departmenttweetedTuesday evening, “There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots.” The tweet also says the department received multiple 911 calls and urged the public to not panic saying “The Times Square area is very safe!”

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The Midtown Manhattan neighborhood is a major tourist destination and entertainment center.PIX11reportsthat some people on Twitter thought the noise was an explosion and that many people ran into buildings and stores.The scare comes after 31 people were killed in two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in less than 24 hours over the weekend.

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Mandatory background checks on motorcycle licenses! BAN ASSAULT MUFFLERS! Thx god we have a real man running the wh Had they been familiar with firearms they would have recognized the sound as not a firearm and no panic would have ensued. Dumbasses It would go unnoticed in Chicago and Baltimore Sad Caused a bunch of pansies to run..

Thats racist lmao LovToRideMyTrek Oh puleaassee.. travel to NY often it’s so loud 24/7 you can’t hear any backfire... stop spreading fake news. Have you forgotten how to be a real journalist? This IS the terror that IQ45 has unleashed on our country... Wow what a bunch of liberals We have truly become a nation of cowering fools.

Why are this weekend’s shootings garnering this much attention and panic, when more people are killed in Chicago on an average weekend? What is the political agenda here? Who is profiting from the fear mongering and political divide? Why aren’t more people questioning the media A country in terror That's not normal, you know.

That is what happens, when there are mass shootings every 4 days. A White Nationalist commits a mass shooting against people of color Coincidentally 13 hours later, an alleged socialist Warren Supporter who also happened to be a misogynist and had rape lists commits a shooting against people of color Who ordered the false flag after El Paso?!

This must have been fun It is pathetic that the ppl in your country have to try and live with this fear in their thoughts. Surely, the right to live without the fear of being shot supercedes the right to carry an automatic weapon. 'Home of the Brave'.......... 😐 Land of the Free 🤷‍♀️ Somebody set off fireworks in the backyard at a family barbecue without telling everyone and screaming ensued. Prooobably not a great sign

Since HG Wells read War of The Worlds on the radio and put the whole east coast in a panic...the establishment has used the media to control the people. This is the result. A scared population dependent on the government for protection. trump has you all living in fear putin winning The mass hysteria is real. The terrorists and the politicians and the media have won.

So stupid.

Motorcycle Backfire Mistaken for Gunshots Causes Panic in Times SquareThe police department tweeted Tuesday evening, 'There is no ActiveShooter in TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots.' If people were me more used to hearing gunshots, this would not have happened. Stay Alert ....StayFree Collective PTSD

Panic erupts in Times Square over shooting false alarmPanic erupted in Times Square late Tuesday night after a motorcycle backfired and caused fears of a possible active shooter. The NYPD said it received multiple 911 calls about the incident. There have been no reports of injuries. How loud was that backfire? Especially in NYC. I live in a quiet neighborhood & once in a blue moon a backfire is scary. Did the person on the ground in the teal shirt get ran over lol wtf Our country is on edge and rightfully so. Thankfully this was just a false alarm, but really shows insight into how we are feeling with all the mass shooting in the US. We are scared and need gun law reform now.

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