At around 10pm last night in New York City's Times Square, the sound of backfiring motorcycles triggered panic and chaos. Listen below. I'd have run like hell too.
Doesn't sound like a motorcycle backfiring to me. Pure chaos 13 minutes ago. pic.twitter.com/17t425s6c8
— Emma (@emma_elizabeth6) August 7, 2019
Please be advised that all is safe and secure in #timessquare ?. All reports of suspicious sounds were due to a large group of ? cruising through the area on this nice evening. #connecting #protecting
— NYPD Midtown South (@NYPDMTS) August 7, 2019