Brooklyn Subway Shooter Still At Large, NYPD Identifies Suspect From Credit Card At Scene

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by Tyler Durden
Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022 - 09:11 AM

Update (1821ET): NYPD is searching for Frank James in connection to Tuesday's Brooklyn subway shooting.

NYPD News tweeted a picture of the suspect. 

Police said, "Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS." 

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Update (1753ET): CNN's Pervaiz Shallwani said law enforcement officials have identified "the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting after finding a credit card at the scene." He also said the credit card was tied to a rental U-Haul cargo van found this evening. 

NYPD found the U-Haul cargo van tied to the suspect. 

Here's a summary of today's chaotic events at a subway station in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn that began around 0830 ET (courtesy of The Guardian): 

*The gunman in today's attack remains at large, with New York mayor Eric Adams noting that police will likely release a suspect ID during another press briefing later today.

*Joe Biden commented on the Brooklyn subway shooting, saying "we're not letting up until we find the perpetrator," and shouting out first responders and civilians who helped the injured this morning.

*More than 20 people were injured during today's attack, including 10 who were shot and five who are in critical, but stable, condition. Earlier today, the total was reported as 13 people injured with no numbers on how many had sustained gun shot wounds.

*The weapon the suspect used to shoot multiple people on a subway train and platform earlier on Tuesday in Brooklyn may have been recovered at the scene by law enforcement, CNN is reporting.

*New York Police Department police commissioner Keechant Sewell described the suspect as a 5ft 5in-tall Black man with a heavy build, wearing a green construction-type vest and a hooded sweatshirt.

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Update (1528ET): AP News reports NYPD is "scouring the city for the shooter and a U-Haul truck with Arizona license plates." 

The suspect (a Black male) remains at large. 

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Update (1241ET): Updates from the press conference on the Brooklyn subway shooting: 

  • 16 people were treated for injuries
  • 10 have gunshot wounds
  • 5 people are in critical condition

The suspect is a 5'5" tall Black male with a heavy build, wearing a green construction-type vest and a gray hooded sweatshirt. 

NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the incident occurred around 0830 ET on the Manhattan-bound N-train when "an individual on that train donned what appeared to be a gas mask. He then took a canister out of his bag and opened it. The train at that time began to fill with smoke." 

Sewell said the suspect then "opened fire, striking multiple people on the subway and in the platform." 

NYPD says the suspect is still on the run. Police aren't investigating the incident as an act of terrorism at this time. 

Gov. Kathy Hochul said, "this is an active-shooter situation right now." 

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Update (1054ET): White House press secretary Jen Psaki tweeted President Biden has been briefed on the latest developments in Brooklyn's shooting incident. 

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has also been briefed on the incident. 

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Update (1004ET): The ATF has arrived on the scene of the shooting incident in Brooklyn. The agency will be reviewing shell casings to determine what type of weapon was used. 

Here's the location of the incident. 

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Update (0958ET): NBC News reports the suspect is a Black male, 5-foot-5 and 175 to 180 pounds wearing an orange construction vest and gas mask. A massive manhunt is on the way.

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Update (0953ET): NBC News reports at least 13 were injured in the Brooklyn subway shooting incident. The media outlet said surrounding schools are on lockdown as NYPD searches for the suspect. 

NBC said the suspect used a "smoke gernade" then started shooting. 

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At least six people have been shot, and multiple explosives were found at a Brooklyn subway station during the Tuesday morning rush hour. 

NBC New York reports the incident occurred around 0830 ET as police received reports of shots fired in Sunset Park, near Fourth Avenue and 36th Street. 

Several law enforcement sources told NBC New York that the suspect was "dressed in clothing that resembles those worn by MTA workers threw some device and opened fire." 

Twitter users posted scenes of the gruesome incident. 

New York City Fire Department said they found "several undetonated devices." 

Some said they survived a "mass shooting incident."

ABC7 New York said a manhunt is underway for a "gunman described as wearing a gas mask and an orange construction vest."