Connecticut State Police have been dispatched to several locations in the state in response to the mass shooting incident on a subway in Brooklyn, New York Tuesday morning.
A man wearing a gas mask and a green construction-type vest opened fire on a train as it approached the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station around 8:30 a.m., shooting several people and injuring several others.
Officials said the gunfire wounded at least 10 people, and at least 16 in all were injured in some way in the attack that began on a subway train that pulled into the 36th Street station in the borough's Sunset Park neighborhood. Five people were in critical condition, New York Fire Department Acting Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said, but Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said there were no life-threatening injuries.
The gunman has not been found.
There has been no specific threat identified in Connecticut but state police have been dispatched to several locations in the state, including train stations, according to Brian Foley, of the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
Foley said state police are monitoring the situation in New York City and that they are working with federal, state, and local resources as the situation develops.
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