Mayor Eric Adams suggested it was “miraculous” there were no immediate deaths reported in the Brooklyn subway attack, saying lives were saved by quick-thinking straphangers who came to the aid of victims.
Speaking to CNN, Adams pointed to witness videos of passengers giving medical care to the injured victims on the train and subway platform after the attack on the Manhattan-bound N train at the 36th Street station in Sunset Park.
I believe life was saved based on the actions that we witnessed on some of the amateur video that was released. You saw passengers coming to the aid of each other and I just cannot think New Yorkers enough for how we responded,” Adams said.
At least 16 people were injured, including 10 who were shot.
“You have to really point to the passengers and the transit authority officials,” Adams said.
“They responded with a level of just care for their fellow New Yorkers and our first responders at the neighboring hospitals immediately kicked into gear and just provided the necessary care.”
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