Suspect threw flaming container at individuals in subway station: NYPD

The New York City police announced on Wednesday that they are actively searching for a suspect who reportedly threw a lit container at individuals in a subway station last month.

According to the NYPD, the incident took place on Feb. 5 at approximately 7:40 p.m. at the West 28th Street subway station in Manhattan.

According to the NYPD, an unknown person hurled a container filled with flammable liquid at a group of individuals who were standing on the southbound ‘1’ train platform. The suspect quickly escaped on foot, and their whereabouts are currently unknown.

According to the police, there were no reported injuries.

The suspect at the station was caught on camera by the NYPD, holding two cans that were on fire, while standing at the station’s turnstile.

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The suspect is described as a man in his mid-thirties, with a dark complexion and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6 feet and weighs around 156 pounds. According to the police, he was last spotted wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt beneath a black jacket, along with black pants and sandals.

If you have any information, please contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS-8477.

Earlier this month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul made an announcement regarding the deployment of New York National Guard troops and New York State Police troopers into the subway system. Their primary objective is to address transit crime effectively.

In response to an attack on a conductor and other high-profile crimes, the nation’s largest transit system, the New York City subway, has taken further measures to ensure the safety of its passengers. In addition to the 1,000 police officers already patrolling subway lines and conducting security checks on bags, a new deployment of officers has been implemented. This additional deployment aims to strengthen the security measures in place and provide an increased sense of safety for commuters.

According to NYPD statistics, crimes on public transit decreased by 15.4% in February compared to the previous year. However, this decline comes after a significant 45.1% increase in January.

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