Fireworks cause gunfire scare at Washington Square Park pride celebration

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Monday, June 27, 2022
Fireworks noise sends people running in panic in Washington Square Park
Fireworks noise sent people running in panic during a pride event in Washington Square Park.

GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- There was mass panic on Sunday at a pride celebration in Washington Square Park.

People went running in all directions after they thought they heard gunfire.

The NYPD says it determined the noise was actually fireworks that were set off.


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