Video: Motorcycle Backfire Stirs Panic in NYC's Times Square

The sound of a motorcycle backfiring sparked widespread panic in Times Square on Tuesday after crowds mistook the noise for gunfire. People raced to escape what they thought could be an active shooter carrying out an attack.Some on social media claimed that some people screamed "shooter." Witnesses called it a stampede as people ran away. Several pedestrians were hurt in the panicked rush. NYPD officials say 22 people were injured.


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