Update (1821ET): NYPD is searching for Frank James in connection to Tuesday's Brooklyn subway shooting.
NYPD News tweeted a picture of the suspect.
This is Frank James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call @NYPDTips at 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/vSYb5UIu2k— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022
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.
NEW: Police were able to identify the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting after finding a credit card at the scene, a credit card that was used to the rent the U-Haul cargo van, two law enforcement sources tell me & @ShimonPro: https://t.co/XCkVRpbrRA— Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan) April 12, 2022
NYPD found the U-Haul cargo van tied to the suspect.
Here's chopper video of the @uhaul suspected to be connected to the Brooklyn shooter.— Danny Freeman (@DannyEFreeman) April 12, 2022
On the side of the van you can see "Allegheny West Moving & Storage."
More at @NBCPhiladelphia-->https://t.co/8yBphxinNe pic.twitter.com/R8n4TuewzJ
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.
We need the public’s help apprehending the individual responsible for shooting multiple people today on the subway in #Brooklyn. The suspect is a Black male, who was wearing a green construction vest & a gray hooded sweatshirt. Call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS with any information. pic.twitter.com/d2wTfNbMDD— Commissioner Sewell (@NYPDPC) April 12, 2022
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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.
@POTUS has been briefed on the latest developments regarding the New York City subway shooting. White House senior staff are in touch with Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Sewell to offer any assistance as needed.— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) April 12, 2022
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has also been briefed on the incident.
@SecMayorkas has been briefed on the current situation in Brooklyn and is closely following ongoing developments. @DHSgov will continue to support @NYPDnews, other local and state officials, and the people of New York in any way needed.— Marsha (Catron) Espinosa (@MCatronDHS) April 12, 2022
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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.
⚡️⚡️According to eyewitnesses, two people could have arranged shooting in the subway, one was dressed in the uniform of a subway employee. According to the American media, many non-detonating explosive devices were found at the scene. 👉 Ax Live #Ukraine #UkraineWar #Russia pic.twitter.com/P6dtoOrrqM— Ukraine War SitRep 🇺🇦 (@UKRWarSitRep) April 12, 2022
People escape the carriage with gasmask-wearing gunman in NY subway pic.twitter.com/H0uUB1g6az— RT (@RT_com) April 12, 2022
New York City Fire Department said they found "several undetonated devices."
New York City Fire Department says they found "several undetonated devices" as well as multiple shooting victims at this scene: https://t.co/poGYkU6Z4I— Anders Hagstrom (@Hagstrom_Anders) April 12, 2022
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."