As many as ten commuters and six were injured as a gunman made chaos erupts on a Subway in a Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Some affected New Yorkers were also being treated for smoke inhalation from the bomb and other injuries. A suspect was not yet in custody. New York Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell explained that the suspect was described as a black male, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, wearing a green construction-type vest and a gray hooded sweatshirt. From what authorities gathered, Sewell voiced to reporters details leading to the incident. The gunman put on what appeared to be a gas mask on a Manhattan-bound subway train in Brooklyn a little before 8:24 a.m. while he opened the canister that filled the train with smoke. Sewell continued; the gunman then began to target his victims, taking them out on the subway and the 36th Street station platform.
“We do not know the motive at this time, but we’re not ruling anything out,”
Later on, authorities named a person of interest to be connected to the shooting.
The civilian whom the police identified as the person of interest in the subway attack. It appears that the suspect posted dozens of videos on social media over the years. The footage includes lengthy rants. In one of the videos, he criticized the policies of New York City’s mayor, Eric Adams. Frank R. James, 62, is the subject of a search effort as investigators seek to decide if he has a connection. He was not yet named as a suspect. However, they believe the person may have knowledge connected to the Crime. According to the Mayor, the subway station’s security camera did not capture anything regarding the Crime as the gunman’s search continued.
New York City agencies are offering a joint $50,000 reward for any details leading to the arrest of the suspect involved.
The MTA and Transport Workers Union Local 100 offered $12,500 in reward money. The New York City Police Foundation also provided $25,000 in reward funds. This brings the total reward offering to $50,000.
“We are doing everything we can to catch the man responsible for this heinous attack on our riders,” MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber expressed in the news release. “New Yorkers know that if they see something, they should say something, especially in this case. Justice must be served.”
“Riders need to feel safe. My members need to feel safe. We don’t just dip in and out of the system. We spend entire shifts down there every day and night.” TWU Local 100 President Tony Utano said this guy has to be apprehended.
Police are investigating a U-Haul van that Frank James rented.
According to company records, the van was rented on April 11 from a U-Haul store in Philadelphia. The records reveal James rented the van with a Wisconsin license that had a Milwaukee address.
“Mr. James is just a person of interest we know right now who rented that U-Haul van in Philadelphia,”Chief of Detectives James Essig said at a press conference held.d tonight night. “The keys to that U-Haul van were found in the subway in our shooter’s possessions. At the moment the police don’t know if James has any connection to the subway.
The rental agreement shows that the U-Haul hold was made on April 6 and was scheduled to be picked up on April 11 at 2:01 p.m. ET. The van was allegdly was to be rented for two days, according to the reservation.
A bodega worker heading to his job, Rafael, was in the subway car where the shooting took place. He took a video immediatly after the gunfire. The video shows the air filled with smoke, with passengers on the floor where the air was better.
some of the comments heard were
“Can someone help me get off?” a man voiced. He later curses, shouting about a wound on his leg. A woman also says, “Everybody’s crazy now.”
People with photos and videos of the shooting or any related information are highly encouraged to contact the police department’s Crime.