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NYU students urged to ‘run, hide or struggle’ as shots ring out at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn

Gunshots rang out at MetroTech Center close to NYU’s Downtown Brooklyn campus Tuesday morning, sparking an alert that had students urged to, “Run, Hide or Fight.”

Multiple shots have been fired simply earlier than 10:50 a.m. close to 2 MetroTech Center and round eight to 10 males have been seen working from the scene westbound on Bridge Street, cops mentioned.

No accidents have been reported however cops are canvassing native hospitals for attainable gunshot victims, legislation enforcement sources mentioned.

The shots rang out close to NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering campus and the college’s 370 Jay St. facility, main the varsity’s campus security to situation a regarding alert to students.

“If you are in the area: Run, Hide, or Fight. Others stay away. Help is on the way,” mentioned the alert, despatched at 10:47 a.m. About a half an hour later NYU Campus Safety tweeted the scene was “all clear” though police exercise is ongoing.

At least 10 shots have been fired close to 2 MetroTech in Brooklyn.
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A shell casing left at the scene of a shooting at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn on Oct. 4, 2022.
A shell casing left at the scene of a taking pictures at MetroTech. Between eight to 10 males have been seen working from the scene, police mentioned.
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An NYU spokesperson mentioned Tuesday afternoon that there was no proof to counsel the taking pictures was college associated.

“NYU’s Campus Safety Dept immediately sent out a warning via text message alerting those in our Downtown Brooklyn campus area to shelter in place and others to avoid the area,” spokesperson John Beckman mentioned in a press release offered to The Post.

Officers were investigating the shooting, which sparked an alert telling NYU students to
Officers have been investigating the gunfire, which sparked an alert telling NYU students to, “Run, Hide, or Fight.”
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The NYPD has informed the college there is no such thing as a ongoing menace and campus officers are telling students and workers “they can resume normal activity,” Beckman added.

“We are also reminding our community about the availability of counseling services for students and employees,” Beckman mentioned.

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