a moment of excitement and panic was experienced this Sunday in New York when dozens of people started to run desperately after hearing a loud explosion in the heart of Times Square, an emblematic site of one of the world’s megalopolises, where the fear of an attack has resurfaced since the attacks on the Twin Towers in 2001.
The incident happened in the afternoon as crowds were walking the streets of the emblematic area of New York, the most cosmopolitan city on the east coast of the United States.
In this sense, the noise was formed — which at that time was not known where it came from fear of passers -by who were in the area and drove them away shouting which caused tension in the middle of the city.
Security cameras of one of the most watched cities in the world – especially since it suffered the largest terrorist attack in history – showed how the stampede was first released by noise and then as a cascade effect. while people saw others run.
The effect lasted a few minutes but for a few blocks around the city’s flagship corner, a tourist spot for its billboards with eternal lights and a favorite spot on the New York theater scene: the mythical Broadway.
In fact, bullfights originated near famous steps, near one of the kiosks where you can get tickets for musical comedies at a discount, a place that usually very crowded at all times of the day.
Minutes later, the New York Fire Department (FDNY) reported that the explosion occurred three sewers to explode on fire.
On the same line, they indicated that they were already in place to verify that no high levels of carbon monoxide in the zones. They also confirmed that no injuries have been reported so far.
The moment of panic was recorded by different people who shot the hustle in the area and the loud sound heard using their cell phones. They quickly spread through social networks and went viral.