The quiet commute Tuesday morning on the N train turned into a “war zone” in Brooklyn, New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday evening.
“We saw a quiet Tuesday morning turn an N train into a war zone as a smoke bomb was detonated and multiple shots rang out,” Adams said during a briefing.
He praised the MTA, passengers and first responders to acting quickly and cooperatively to save lives.
“Thanks to the quick thinking of the MTA crew and the bravery and cooperation of passengers, lives were saved,” he added.
Adams again blamed the scourge of gun violence in New York City and across the country, saying he would “continue to dam the rivers that feed the sea of violence.”
“It’s going to take the entire nation to speak out and push back against the cult of death that has taken hold in this nation,” Adams said. “A cult that allows innocence to be sacrificed on a daily basis.”