(CNN) – People in New York’s time square briefly feared they were in the middle of a mass shooting incident.
Tuesday night confusion erupted near Seventh Avenue and 46-th street, according to WLNY.
The NYPD quickly tried to bring calm to the scene–tweeting that “motorcycles backfiring while passing through sound like gun shots.”
Police say they received numerous 9-1-1 calls during the chaos.
This comes days after nearly three-dozen people were killed in two separate shootings.
Some pedestrians got injured in a stampede but none are life-threatening.
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