Josh Groban is safe after being only half a block away from the site of a terrorist attack in Manhattan last night. In a series of tweets, he shared details of what he saw and experienced during the terrifying event.
Groban was walking his dog in downtown New York City when it happened. His first tweet read, "Oh my god I just heard gunshots and ran with my dog. Downtown. Fuck."
Oh my god I just heard gun shots and ran with my dog. Downtown. Fuck.— josh goblin (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
A few minutes later, he wrote again.
"I hope everyone's ok," he said. "Was half a block from me, didn't see it but heard 8-10 quick rounds fired off. Be safe with your kids out there."
I hope everyone’s ok. Was half a block from me, didn’t see it but heard 8-10 quick rounds fired off. Be safe with your kids out there.— josh goblin (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
Shortly after, Groban updated again to say that he was shaking because he had planned to have coffee near where a man in a rented truck sped down a crowded bike path, hitting pedestrians and cyclists. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio described it as "a cowardly act of terror." Six people were killed instantly and two more died later. More than a dozen others were injured. Police shot the man, identified as Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who immigrated legally to the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan according to CNN.
I’m shaking. That’s the corner I was supposed to have my coffee but my dog pulled me into the park half a block away 10 min before shooting. https://t.co/AvQeRv7Jha— josh goblin (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
After the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11, Groban praised the first responders who arrived quickly to the scene. Refinery29 reports that after similar attacks involving vehicles being driven into densely populated areas in Europe and other parts of the U.S., NYPD have been trained in how to handle this specific kind of scenario.
Once I got far enough away I took this video of the quick response from our amazing NYPD and NYFD pic.twitter.com/v0nwJiqmDw— josh goblin (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
Devastated for the victims and their families tonight & inspired by the spirit of this city. Sirens and trick or treaters everywhere.— josh goblin (@joshgroban) October 31, 2017
We're glad Groban is safe, and our hearts are with the victims and their families after yet another terror attack.
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