The NYPD has identified a person of interest in the subway shooting; a $50K reward is offered

The NYPD has identified a person of interest in the subway shooting; a $50K reward is offered ...

NEW YORK Police have identified a 62-year-old man as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that injured more than 20 people Tuesday morning.

Police tied a key found at the scene of the crime to a U-Haul van owned by Frank R. James in Philadelphia. They are still investigating whether James is the suspect, and only have tied him to the van at this time. James has addresses in Wisconsin and Philadelphia.

According to authorities, the U-Haul van was discovered on Brooklyn's Kings Highway and West 4th Street.

At a press briefing Tuesday evening, police commissioner Keechant Sewell said it was earlier recovered a 9mm semiautomatic weapon, extended magazines, a hatchet, and gasoline.

Police said the suspect was sitting in the second car of a Manhattan-bound N train between 59th and 36th street stations. As the train approached the 36th Street station, the suspect allegedly tossed two gas grenades before firing his weapon 33 times.

According to Chief Kenneth Corey, no police officers were at the time of the incident, although he said that officers are routinely patroling stationes on a rotating basis.

At a press briefing, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said ten of the injured commuters were hurt by gunfire. An additional 13 commuters were treated for smoke inhalation, injuries from falling while trying to exit the train vehicle, and panic attacks.

The accused shooter is described as a black guy dressed in a heavy suit, wearing a green construction nylon vest and a grey hoodie.

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