The New York City subway shooting suspect is still on the loose and “dangerous,” according to authorities.
NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the subway incident is not being investigated as an act of terror.
The suspect — described as a black male who if 5’5″ with a heavy build, wearing a green-type construction vest and a hooded sweatshirt — donned what appeared to be a gas mask, took a cannister out of his bag and opened it, then the train began to fill with smoke, Sewell explained.
“He then opened fire, striking multiple people on the subway and in the platform,” she said.
“This is an active-shooter situation right now in the city of New York,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) told reporters.
She said the suspect “is still on the loose. This person is dangerous. We’re asking individuals to be very vigilant and alert.”
The NYPD is looking for a suspect who wore a gas mask and unsealed a gas canister on an N train in Brooklyn and began shooting, says Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell https://t.co/hQlkVQYleo pic.twitter.com/WCXU8fqndb— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) April 12, 2022