The New York Times reports:
Ten people were injured at the Barclays Center early Sunday morning when a loud noise heard on the street outside incited panic, sending throngs of people running as they tried to escape what they thought was a gunman.
Crowds were leaving the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, around 1 a.m., after a boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Rolando Romero, when a loud sound was heard on the street outside the arena, according to a spokesman for the New York Police Department.
People feared the sound might have been made by gunshots and frantically started running, with dozens of people racing back into the arena.
Read the full article. Most of the injuries were the result of falls and trampling.
“We live in this country, and there have been a lot of bad headlines recently,” Mr. Songalia said. “I thought our worst fears would be realized.” https://t.co/jHHvfo6y7u
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False reports of an active shooter sent fans into a panic during a boxing match at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. https://t.co/mXvd4EbOCy
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Panic at Barclays after boxing match leaves 18 injured https://t.co/TPHIb2cJvb
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