Motorcycle backfire stirs panic in NYC's Times Square as crowd mistakes sound for gunshot

CBS NewsNew York — The sound of a motorcycle backfiring sparked widespread panic in Times Square late Tuesday after crowds mistook the noise as gunfire. In the wake of recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, chaos quickly ensued as people raced to ...

August 8th 2019


Motorcycle backfire causes panic in Times Square as crowd mistakes sound for gunshot in NYC

CBS NewsNew York — There was widespread panic Tuesday night in Times Square after crowds mistook a backfiring motorcycle for gunfire and a possible mass shooting, CBS New York reports. The bike was in a large group of motorcycles traveling through the area ...

August 7th 2019


Mistaking Motorcycles Backfiring as Gunshots, Crowds Flee Times Square In Mass Panic

TIMEAt least 12 people were injured after a large crowd in New York City's Times Square fled in panic on Tuesday night, when they mistook the sound of backfiring motorcycles for gunshots. The confusion brought Tuesday night's Broadway performance of To Kill a ...

August 7th 2019