At least 5 shot, 8 injured in NYC subway station; manhunt underway for suspect

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Google Earth view of 36th st and 4th Ave. in Sunset Park.

Multiple people were shot in a New York City subway station during rush hour on Tuesday, and several undetonated devices were found, officials said.

A man, possibly wearing clothes that resembled MTA attire, was spotted throwing a device in the Brooklyn subway station before opening fire, law enforcement sources told NBC New York.

Police were looking for a man, believed to be about 5-foot-5, 180 pounds and wearing a gas mask, who shot at least five people, sources said.

Some of the wounded passengers made their escape by jumping on a train, the sources said.

More from NBC News:

Commuters were urged to steer clear of 36th Street and Fourth Avenue in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood “due to an investigation” and “emergency vehicles and delays in the surrounding area,” the NYPD said in a statement.

That corner is the site of a busy station that runs the D, N and R trains.

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