Police step up patrols at transit locations after NYC subway rush hour attack
Northeast law enforcement is beefing up security at transportation hubs as police search for a wanted man who injured more than a dozen people in a shooting at a New York City subway station on Tuesday April 12.
A gunman wearing a gas mask and construction vest reportedly opened fire before fleeing the scene in Brooklyn at Sunset Park in the 36th Street and 4th Avenue area, hitting at least 10 people.
In response, police departments in the region said they were closely monitoring the situation while stepping up patrols in some areas.
In Connecticut, State Police troopers were dispatched to some of Metro-North’s largest stations, including Stamford and New Haven, while they assisted in the investigation.
Officials said no threats have been identified in Connecticut and state police resources have been dispatched to patrol multiple areas while continuing to monitor and “proactively protect (their) citizens.” “.
The Department of Homeland Security was also monitoring the situation.
“Connecticut State Police are monitoring (the) situation in Brooklyn,” officials said. “We work with state, local and federal agencies. The CSP is assigned to the New York City Federal Task Forces.
In Massachusetts, the state police also announced that they were taking additional measures to ensure the safety of passengers on public transport.
“We continue to monitor intelligence related to the NYC subway shooting in coordination with our federal and local law enforcement partners,” state police officials said. “At this time, there are no known threats or links to Massachusetts. As more information is developed, we will provide updates as appropriate.
On Long Island, Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman and Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder announced that, as a precaution, the department would increase patrols “around all critical infrastructure with an emphasis on transportation in common”.
“(Ryder) has had conversations with the NYPD and briefed (Blakeman,” officials said. “Although there are no known threats to Nassau County, residents were urged to immediately report any suspicious item to 911.”
Additionally, New York City’s Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS) was activated in response to NYPD activity located near 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn as the search for the shooter continues.
The NYPD said the suspect, a black male about 5ft 5in with a heavy build, is still at large.
According to police, the suspect donned a gas mask and opened a gas canister inside the subway car as it pulled into the station. He then opened fire, hitting people in the car and on the platform.
Other cities across the country have also tightened security, including major cities such as Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC and Boston.
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