Uber, Lyft accused of upping prices after Brooklyn subway attack

Uber suspended surge pricing in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday after irate New Yorkers shared screenshots showing sky-high rideshare prices following a horrific subway attack that injured at least 16 people.

Uber suspended surge pricing

Lyft, meanwhile, was also accused of upping prices following the shocking attack but did not immediately say how it planned to respond.

Lyft, also accused of upping prices

The assault, which reportedly saw a gunman shoot at least 10 people and set off a smoke grenade around 8:30 a.m

Both Uber and Lyft appeared to implement surge pricing — which involves upping prices when demand is high — for at least some customers in the area following the attack.

“@Uber turn off surges in sunset park,” the user wrote. “People are scared, let them get out safely.”

Shortly after The Post asked Uber for comment, spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said the company had suspended surge pricing in the area.

Uber suspended surge pricing

“Following the incident, Uber disabled surge pricing in the vicinity and capped pricing citywide,” Goldstein told The Post. “If anyone on our platform experienced unintended charges during this emergency, we will work to get them refunded.”

Get Them Refunded

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this morning’s terrible shooting in Sunset Park,” she added. “As always, Uber strives to be a resource for New Yorkers aiming to get around New York City.”

Shooting In Sunset Park

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