Tourists Jump on Stage at ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ During Times Square Scare

August 7, 2019

There was panic in Times Square Tuesday night as hundreds fled after they heard what they believed to be gunfire but turned out to be motorcycles backfiring. Many of those running for their lives tried to find safety inside Broadway theaters, where some of the shows were still going on. Minutes after the panic erupted, the NYPD tweeted: "There is no #activeshooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots."

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