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Chaos Ensued In Times Square After People Thought There Was An Active Shooter

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By Emily Reily

There was a stampede in Times Square last night after people heard what they thought was gunfire. The sound was apparently from a motorcycle backfiring.

No Active Shooter In Times Square

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Police confirmed there was no active shooter.

The scene unfolded around 10 p.m. ET Tuesday. Video from a high rise show people running in all directions.

"There is no #ActiveShooter in #TimesSquare. Motorcycles backfiring while passing through sounded like gun shots," tweeted NYPD Midtown North.

Times Square is one of the world's busiest tourist destinations.

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