Naomi Osaka: ‘I Was F*cking Petrified’ During Barclays Center Incident

Champion Tennis player Naomi Osaka said she said she was “petrified” during the mayhem after a shooter rumor circulated at Barclays Center in Brooklyn early Sunday morning.

“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.

Gervanto Davis knocked Rolando Romero out during the 6th round of their fight for the WBA World Lightweight Championship on May 28, 2022, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. (Photo by Getty Images)

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.


Follow Meg Turner on Twitter @Megnturner_ and Instagram @Megnturner


New PointsBet Sportsbook users can make their first bets risk-free up to $2,000.  If the bet loses, PointsBet will refund you in site credit. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.

New FanDuel Sportsbook users can make their first $1,000 No Sweat First Bet. If the bet loses, the FanDuel Sportsbook will refund you in free bets. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.

New DraftKings users can get up to a $1000 deposit bonus and receive a 20% first deposit match up to $1,000 when they sign up. New users can lock in this offer NOW by clicking this link.

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply