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The authorities are yet to confirm if this was a terror attack

At least 13 people were injured on Tuesday in a shooting incident at a subway station in Brooklyn, New York, AFP news agency reported.

Fire personnel responding to reports of smoke at the 36th Street station in the Sunset Park neighbourhood found multiple people shot and undetonated devices, a New York City Fire Department spokesperson said.

A photo from the scene, which has gone viral on social media, showed people tending to bloodied passengers lying on the floor of the station.

The New York Police Department in an advisory said, "Due to an investigation, avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue area in Brooklyn. Expect emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area."

According to a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation, preliminary information indicated a suspect was dressed in construction attire, reported AP.

The authorities are yet to confirm if this was a terror attack.

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Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden was briefed on the latest developments regarding the New York City subway shooting, White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted.

White House senior staff are in touch with New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, Psaki added.

Residents were asked to avoid the area of 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn "due to an investigation." Meanwhile, schools in the area of the Brooklyn subway shooting are sheltering in, Education Department said.

All schools in the nearby Brooklyn area are on a "shelter in" order, which means no one is allowed to leave the building, and only students are allowed in, a Department of Education spokesperson explained.

(With ANI inputs)


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