April 12, 2022
Mayor Eric Adams: My fellow New Yorkers, since early this morning, my team and I have been in constant communication with NYPD, FDNY, EMS, emergency management and multiple other city agencies, as well as state and federal officials.
Mayor Adams: First, let me say we're praying for all New Yorkers who were injured or affected by today's attack. So far, we know that we have a multiple number of injuries, including victims of gunshot wounds.
Mayor Adams: I wish to thank all of the first responders who responded to the scene or at the local hospitals, helping with today's incident. You are what make New York the greatest city in the world, and I thank you for supporting your fellow New Yorkers.
Mayor Adams: To today's incident, as of now, we have not found any live explosive devices, but the suspect in today's attack detonated smoke bombs to cause havoc. We will not allow New Yorkers to be terrorized even by a single individual. The NYPD is searching for the suspect at large, and we will find him, but we ask the public to come forward with any information that may help us in this investigation. They can simply call (800) 577-TIPS, (800) 577-TIPS. We need your assistance.