Crowd in Times Square Scrambles After Reported Gunshot – NBC New York

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Police officers responded to Times Square after stories of a gunshot Sunday night despatched a crowd of individuals working from the Crossroads of the World.

A spokesperson for the NYPD mentioned the decision got here in round 5:30 p.m. for stories of a gunshot in the realm of West forty sixth Street and seventh Avenue.

A senior legislation enforcement official initially mentioned an individual was wounded in the leg from a gunshot wound. Almost three hours later the division confirmed that no photographs had been fired.

“A dispute between two individuals resulted in overturning a planter and a police barricade,” Assistant Chief Stephen Hughes tweeted.

The incident did outcome in at the least one arrest, Hughes added.

Officials say that the loud noise attributable to the dispute led many in the crowded vacationer spot to run fearing a attainable gunshot.

The division tweeted an advisory slightly greater than half-hour after the reported name asking the general public to keep away from the realm.