Panic in Brooklyn arena - Active Shooter Scare

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30 May 2022, 12:59 pm

Tennis star Naomi Osaka 'petrified' after seeing panicked people flee Brooklyn's Barclays Center

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No shots were fired at the Barclays Center during a disturbance that sent people, including tennis star Naomi Osaka, running in fear early Sunday, said the New York City Police Department.

"After investigating the incident at the Barclays Center this morning, we determined that no shots were fired," the NYPD 78th Precinct, which serves the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, said in a tweet on Sunday.

An NYPD spokesman told CNN there was a "sound disturbance" at the indoor arena that people mistook for gunfire. Eighteen people suffered injuries, and nine were transported to area hospitals, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

The source of the sound is unclear, police said.

“I was just in the Barclays center and suddenly I heard shouting and saw people running, then we were being yelled at that there was an active shooter and we had to huddle in a room and close the doors," Osaka said on Twitter.

In a later statement, the four-time tennis grand slam champion said: "I was lucky enough to have a security guard with me and I cannot imagine having to navigate through that situation by yourself, let alone being a child and it not being a false alarm."


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30 May 2022, 2:21 pm

It was just a stupid fight….



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30 May 2022, 2:36 pm

well, if I am somewhere like say in a walmart and hear a loud bang, I don't necessarily want to stick around to find out for certain if it's gunfire or not, I'd want to gtfo of there. So, I cannot blame people for reacting that way.


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