Authorities Capture Man Suspected Of Shooting Up New York City Subway, Report Says
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Police and emergency responders gather at the site of a reported shooting of multiple people outside of the 36 St subway station on April 12, 2022 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. According to authorities, multiple people have reportedly been shot and several undetonated devices were discovered at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in the Sunset Park neighborhood.
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Law enforcement officials have reportedly captured the man suspected of shooting up a New York City subway on Tuesday. The attack left more than two dozen people injured.

The New York Post, which broke the news story, reported that law enforcement sources informed them that they had taken the suspect, a 62-year-old black male, into custody.

The suspect “was spotted in the East Village, near St. Marks Place and First Avenue,” ABC News reported, noting that the arrest came after “the NYPD was alerted to his presence by pictures on social media.”

The New York Times reported that the suspect “was expected to face a terrorism-related charge brought by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn’s Eastern District.”

Newsweek reported on Tuesday that the suspect had previously been on the FBI’s radar:

A federal law enforcement source told Newsweek that a suspect in Tuesday morning’s Brooklyn subway attack was previously known to the FBI and was entered into the Guardian lead system in New Mexico, though he was cleared after multiple interviews in 2019.

Videos from the attack on the subway showed that the air was filled with smoke from smoke bombs that had been detonated. The suspect fired dozens of rounds during the attack, hitting at least 10 people. Another 19 people were injured in the chaos that ensued from the attack., a fact-finding website, identified a Facebook page allegedly belonging to the suspect which contained numerous posts that talked about shooting people and expressed other extreme views, including “black nationalism.”

Andy Ngo, Editor-at-large for The Post Millennial, tweeted out screenshots from the Facebook account which featured posts that promoted the Black Liberation Army, Black Lives Matter, a photo of the man who murdered five police officers in Dallas in 2016, a photo calling to “kill all the whiteys,” posts quoting communist Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, posts expressing support for shooting people, and posts demonizing former President Donald Trump.

YouTube videos allegedly uploaded by the suspect also showed extreme views, including one where he allegedly called 9/11 “the most beautiful day, probably in the history of this fucking world.”

The suspect also allegedly ranted in the videos about white people, saying “the vast majority of people, white mother******* are racist.”


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