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Motorcycle backfire mistaken for gunshots sparks fear in Times Square

CBS News Wednesday, 7 August 2019
After mistaking the sounds of a motorcycle backfiring for gunshots in Times Square, hundreds of people panicked and started running for their lives. Nikki Battiste spoke to an expert who said the effects of mass shootings produces high levels of anxiety across the country.
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A motorcycle backfiring in New York&apos;s Times Square on Tuesday night sent crowds running in fear, following a cluster of deadly mass shootings in the U.S. that has put many people on edge. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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