In the busy streets of New York's Times Square, people ran in panic, Tuesday, August 6, after mistaking loud noises of a motorcycle for gunshots. The frenzy came out of fear of an active shooter in the wake of two deadly mass shootings in the U.S. over the weekend. The New York Police Department reassured residents and tourists that the passing vehicles "sounded like gunshots" and that the area was safe. (REUTERS)
One of the two recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, is being treated as a case of domestic terrorism by U.S. federal authorities.
The El Paso attack, which has left 22 people dead, has renewed debate over how to combat domestic terrorism in the United States.
The FBI has expressed concerns that such attacks could inspire more homegrown extremists to carry out further violent attacks in the future.