Brooklyn subway shooting puts Philly on alert
SEPTA is urging transit riders to report suspicious behavior following a mass shooting in a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday.
Driving the news: A gunman, who remains at large, set off a smoke canister on a rush-hour subway train in Brooklyn before opening fire on passengers, per the Associated Press. The New York City Fire Department has also said first responders found undetonated devices.
- At least 23 people were injured, including 10 wounded by gunfire. Five are in critical condition.
- Investigators are trying to track down the renter of a van possibly connected to the attack, who police say has addresses in Philadelphia and Wisconsin, AP reports.
Zoom in: Philadelphia police said the department is working with SEPTA and Amtrak to monitor subways and transportation hubs here after the NYC shooting.
- SEPTA spokesperson Andrew Busch said Tuesday the agency has boosted patrol levels at major transit hubs.
- "Our thoughts are with those affected by the tragic events today in Brooklyn as we somberly remind you of our roles in keeping everyone safe. Stay vigilant!" SEPTA wrote in a Twitter post.
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