A man suspected of being the gunman who shot and injured ten people on the Brooklyn subway has been arrested

Police stand at the entrance to the 36th Street station in Brooklyn on April 13 after a gunman wounded twenty-three, including ten, by gunfire the day before.

New York Police Department arrested a man suspected of being the gunman who… caused chaos in the subway the day before and injured at least twenty-three people, including ten by bullets. According to official sources, reported by the Associated Press (AP), the man was arrested in Manhattan and taken into custody.

Earlier today, as millions of workers resumed commuting, city mayor Eric Adams called on residents to “carefully”while at this stage it is ruled out that the shooter has an accomplice. “He seems to have acted alone”had declared on the MSNBC channel the Democratic mayor, who on 1 . took officeer January with the promise to strengthen crime fighting in the megalopolis.

A man, just presented by the police on Tuesday as a… “suspect” for the examination, was then qualified on Wednesday as “suspicious” by the mayor of New York. On Tuesday, investigators released photos of the man, which say he rented the pickup truck found in Brooklyn and found a key where the shooting took place.

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’62-year-old black man’ suspected

On Wednesday morning, New Yorkers received messages on their phones describing this “62 year old black man”, with a request to alert the police to provide information useful for the investigation. The man has posted several videos on YouTube, where he speaks long, sometimes fierce, political diatribes and criticizes Mr. Adams, pressuring the police to increase security around the mayor.

While the hunt was still underway Wednesday morning, millions of New Yorkers had resumed their commutes on Wednesday, some posting selfies on social media to show that life was returning to normal. “I don’t really have a choice, I have to take the metro. I hope today is safer. It looked a bit emptier”explained one passenger, who lives in the neighboring state of New Jersey.

The Twitter account of the New York City Subway, one of the largest networks in the world, announced the return of a “full service” on all lines, especially at station 36e Street in southern Brooklyn where the gunman raged and where several lines pass.

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Passengers on the subway in Brooklyn, April 13, 2022.

Tuesday morning, around 8:30 am (2:30 pm French time), at a time when the subways are overcrowded, the person, wearing a gas mask, lit two devices that smoked the car and then shot the passengers as the train entered the station. . ‘We were really lucky that it wasn’t much more serious’underlined New York Police Chief Keechant Sewell, who summed up the authorities’ relief after this attack in which the suspect fired 33 bullets.

“All you see is black smoke, and I turned to the right, and I saw this man in a mask”one of the victims testified on CNN from his hospital bed. “The shooting lasted about a minute, I would say about ten shots † I’ve never heard so many shots from a gun He probably had sprawling magazines or some other firearm.”, this man added, shot in the knee. On the spot, investigators found a pistol and three magazines.

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Tuesday’s attack came as New York City faced a spike in crime since the Covid-19 pandemic, with homicides rising from 319 in 2019 to 488 in 2021, although the annual number is well below more than 2,000 a year. registered in the early 1990s.

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