NEW YORK — Authorities here are continuing a manhunt after a gunman opened fire on the New York City Subway in Brooklyn and injured more than a dozen people.
The shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. this morning at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. Officials said a shooter remains at large.
The shooting happened on the local N train, and the R and D trains also use the line. The MTA said D/N/R service has been suspended in Brooklyn.
The suspect was apparently wearing a gas mask at the time of the shooting. He also apparently detonated smoke bombs.
Atlanta’s MARTA transit system sent out a statement with “condolences” for the shooting.
“MARTA sends our condolences to fellow transit agency MTA and the people impacted by the horrific act of violence on the subway system in Brooklyn,” the agency said in a statement. Public transit is essential to millions of people in New York City and around the country and this attack is a devastating violation of the everyday spaces we all inhabit.
“While there are no credible threats against MARTA, the MARTA Police Department (MPD) has placed additional officers, K-9 units, and special operations teams on trains and in train stations,” the agency added. “MPD is in contact with our law enforcement and transit agency partners and will continue to monitor the situation.”