So, turns out all the people injured outside the Empire State Building were from police gunfire not the would be assailant. That reminds me of a poem called “Hell’s Bells” by Margaret Fishback, I think.
“The ambulance flies at a furious gait
That registers utter defiance of Fate,
As clanging through traffic quite agile and supple,
It picks up one person and knocks down a couple”