“I was just in the Barclays center and suddenly I heard shouting and saw people running, then we were being yelled at that there was an active shooter and we had to huddle in a room and close the doors, I was so f–king petrified man,” she tweeted around 1:50 a.m. Sunday.
The noise, which many described as “several loud thuds”, happened after the Devonte Davis and Rolando Romero boxing match, which let out around 1:00 a.m., ABC7 New York reports.
Some in Barclays Center believed there was an active shooter on the scene after the Davis-Romero bout, but numerous reports cite that the NYPD denies that any shots were fired.
An NYPD spokesperson confirmed to numerous outlets that the active shooter report is “inaccurate,” and the situation was a “large crowd condition” with no shots fired.”
ABC7 New York reports there were 18 people injured in the panic, and some were taken to area hospitals for medical attention.
Another individual said: “Everyone at @barclayscenter was panicking. Both my knees are bleeding from being on the floor for what seemed like 20 minutes. Thanks to my brother for pulling me out safe.”
ABC7 reports that police are investigating to determine what the noise was and if any arrests should be made.
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