Recently, New York suffered the worst subway shooting in the city’s history. We would like to advise you on how to keep yourself safe in the event of attacks like this.
On Tuesday, April 12, shortly before 8:30 AM, a gunman entered the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. As the N train arrived, he tossed 2 smoke grenades on the floor and fired 33 shots before fleeing the scene. 23 people were injured, 5 of them critically, from gunfire or smoke inhalation.
The gunman, 62-year-old Frank R. James, was apprehended Wednesday, April 13 in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. He will be charged in federal court on multiple counts of use of a dangerous weapon, terrorism, etc., and if convicted will face life imprisonment.
We would like to take this time to remind you that you should contact us immediately if you or your host company are threatened or are in danger. Should another attack like this occur, especially in the subway system, we recommend that you keep away from the area, avoid using public transportation, and, if you are out at the time of the incident, get to a safe place as soon as possible and stay there.
Further information about how to keep yourself safe in a mass shooting situation can be found here: https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-resources
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe and healthy!