A $50,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the suspect in the brooklyn shooting. Commuters fled to catch their trains as bullets ripped through the subway. The suspect has posted dozens of videos on social media. The attack happened at the subway station at 36th Street.
After the shooting in Brooklyn, New York City Transit suspended subway service and warned of major delays. The 36th Street subway station remains closed. A manhunt is underway for the shooter, who wore a gas mask and a green construction vest. He resembled a Metro Transit Authority worker. The suspect has not been identified but has a long history of violent crimes in Brooklyn.
People fled the subway carriages after hearing the shots. During the attack, the shooter threw smoke grenades to the floor and pulled out a Glock 9mm semiautomatic handgun. A rider on a subway train at the time said he saw a man wearing a vest and pointing it at something, then panicked. The shooter has fled the area. He has been described as a five-foot-five, 170-pound black man.
The shooting took place in the 36th Street subway station. The subway system in the city was closed for hours on Tuesday, with some trains bypassing the area. After the attack, most subway service returned to normal, but there was significant disruption due to street traffic in the vicinity of the shooting site. By Wednesday morning, however, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority reported that all subway lines were operating at full capacity.
Seven victims hospitalized
New York City Mayor Eric Adams has issued a statement regarding the deadly subway attack. e said that the speedy response of emergency personnel saved lives. He said that five of the victims were students who were commuting to school. He said that he spoke to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, who was in attendance. Many were in the train car with the suspect, while others were on the subway platform. One straphanger fell and needed to be assisted by other passengers. Many of the wounded were bleeding, and transit workers helped steer them to safety.
The police and emergency personnel are working together to try to identify the suspect. Police have urged their officers to look for the van and detain its occupants.
Suspect posted dozens of videos on social media
Police are analyzing dozens of videos posted by the suspect Frank James on social media after the Brooklyn subway shooting. These videos focus on topics like mental illness, violence, and race. A screenshot from one of James’ videos was included in an NYPD tweet asking the public for help in locating him. James’ videos contain references to race, violence, and mass shootings, and suggest a possible motive behind the attack.
The videos are aimed at the mayor and the governor of New York City. Some of them criticize a plan to improve subway safety and the city’s mental health program. Another video, posted on Jan. 25, takes aim at the mayor’s mental health initiative to reduce gun violence. The shooting has put New York City on edge, and heightened police presence in transit hubs. The shooting took place on an N train in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, before 8:30 a.m.
Investigators found a Glock 9 mm handgun at the scene. They also found smoke grenades and a hatchet. The suspect apparently bought the gun in a pawn shop in Columbus, Ohio. Police subsequently found dozens of videos posted by James on social media.
$50,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest of brooklyn shooting suspect
James, and police questioned bystanders, as well as him. One man, Zack Tahhan, took the mic from a local news station to explain how he and other bystanders flagged down police.
According to NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig, the shooter was on the subway system for at least 30 minutes before opening fire, injuring ten people and injuring more than a dozen more. According to NYPD officials, the video shows that James exited the subway just one stop before the shooting took place. In addition to the subway attack, he crossed state lines before carrying out his deadly assault.