Motorcycle Backfire Mistaken for Gunfire Sends Crowds Fleeing in Times Square
There was panic in Times Square Tuesday night as hundreds fled after they heard what they believed to be gunfire but turned out to be motorcycles backfiring. Many of those running for their lives tried to find safety inside Broadway theaters, where some of the shows were still going on. At the Music Box Theater, where the blockbuster "Dear Evan Hansen" is playing, audience members jumped on stage with the actors. "It was just wave of people, just thousands of people evacuating Times Square. Hide behind a structure, something that people will have to go around, so you dont get trampled.