As much of the world continued to be inundated with news about Russia and what appears to be the beginning of World War III in Europe, a horrid and heinous act occurred in the Big Apple.
During the Tuesday morning rush hour, an as-of-yet unknown assailant employed some sort of smoke grenade before shooting several commuters and then escaping.
The New York Police Department confirmed that a shooting took place at a Brooklyn subway station Tuesday morning during peak commuting hours for employees headed into Manhattan.
At least 13 were injured, New York City Fire Department sources told Fox News.
An NYPD spokesperson told Fox News that a shooting took place at the 36th St. station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The department would not immediately confirm how many people were shot and whether there were any fatalities. The suspect is still at large.
Police were quick to dispel online rumors that some sort of unexploded devices were found at the scene.
The suspect appeared to be in disguise.
A law enforcement source told Fox News Digital the suspect is described as a Black male, wearing an MTA uniform, a gas mask and “carrying a bookbag.” NYPD Counterterrorism units are responding to the scene, while additional units, including police K9s and heavy weaponry, have been deployed to subway stations around New York City, the high-ranking law enforcement source added.
The situation is still unfolding in New York City, and US President Joe Biden has received his first of what will surely be several briefings on the matter.