A man caught what appear to be four Muslims pointing weapons around in a parking lot on Staten Island. The photos have prompted authorities to search for the people and shut down various streets.
U/D Staten Island: URGENT NYPD looking for 4 man & 1 women, 2 Mini vans NJ plates A83FCB & PSJ52V. pic.twitter.com/uwt3nTSEGb
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) July 17, 2015
Due to NYPD activity, there are extensive traffic delays on #StatenIsland bound crossings. Use alternate routes if possible.
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) July 17, 2015
— Fox5NY (@fox5ny) July 17, 2015
— Miao (@MiaoReport) July 17, 2015
Conflicting reports on Bridges, hearing extensive delays on the Jersey Bridges poss. slowdowns on Verrazano #StatenIsland NYC
— Staten Island NYC (@SINYCliving) July 17, 2015
— Total Traffic NYC (@TotalTrafficNYC) July 17, 2015
Fort Wadsworth on #StatenIsland now on lockdown
— ❌ Patriotic Persistence ❌ (@AmericanHawkTPJ) July 17, 2015
Some are saying these are just paintball guns, but you don’t hold them that way without the paintball hopper. If that’s what they’re doing it’s very foolish to do out in the open on the day after a Muslim attack within the month of Ramadan.
Thank Jesus, it was just paintballers:
"Interviews conducted by NYPD and FBI investigators in New Jersey have revealed" those Staten Island gun-toters were actually…paintballers
— Dana Rubinstein (@danarubinstein) July 17, 2015
Well that’s the best outcome. I don’t think officials overreacted for the reasons above. I’m just glad it was resolved.