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Brooklyn Subway Shooting: Police Identify a Person of Interest

Brooklyn Subway Shooting: Police Identify a Person of Interest

The shooting took place at the 36th St station.

The situation at the Brooklyn subway station is still fluid. I will update as much as I can.

Pictures from a Brooklyn subway station show floors soaked in blood with many people on the ground:

An NYPD spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News Digital that a shooting took place at the 36th St. station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, but she did not immediately have information on how many people were wounded and whether a suspect had been taken into custody.

FDNY told Fox News that firefighters responded to a call for smoke in D N R lines train station. Upon arrival, units discover multiple people shot and several undetonated devices at same location. It continues to be an active scene.

Person of Interest

Possible U-Haul Truck Connection

From CNN:

Investigators in New York City are looking for a U-Haul that is allegedly connected to Tuesday’s Brooklyn subway shooting, according to internal NYPD emails viewed by CNN.

The emails do not spell how the van is connected to the shooting.

In the emails, top commanders shared a stock image of a white U-Haul cargo van asking officers to be on lookout for a similar van with an Arizona license plate #AL31408 that authorities believe is “connected with” the subway shooting in which 10 people were struck by gunfire.

The emails were widely sent to NYPD officers and detectives. In one directive, officers were instructed that if they come across the U-Haul van and it is occupied that they should “take extreme precautions” in attempting to stop it, adding that if the van is unoccupied to notify commanders.

According to another directive, officers are told that “if this vehicle is observed moving and occupied, conduct a traffic stop and detain occupants.”

U-Haul says it’s “working closely with authorities to ensure they have any and all available information” related to the search for a rental van and its possible connection to the shooting.

“Law enforcement has alerted us to its search for a rental van and its possible connection to a suspect in today’s incident in New York City,” Sebastien Reyes, U-Haul’s vice president of communications, told CNN in a statement. “We are working closely with authorities to ensure they have any and all available information to meet their needs.”

Shooting Took Place on Train

The videos show the shooting took place on the train. The people on the live stream I’m watching said people said there was some sort of dispute on the train. The smoke came from a device dropped inside the train, too.

New Numbers

Via live stream: 10 people shot, 16 total injured. The other injuries include smoke inhalation and getting trampled as people fled the train.

No Cameras

The cameras aren’t working at the hub, which I understand is one of the major hubs in the city.

Possible Suspect Description

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What does “several undetonated devices” mean?

Not the literal meaning, obviously.

Is this some kind of botched terrorist attack?
Is it in any way related to the “manhole” explosion Sunday afternoon?

    CommoChief in reply to Exiliado. | April 12, 2022 at 9:56 am

    Good question. A few more that spring to mind. Why this particular train? What’s the profile of the average occupant? Maybe no particular reason to target the occupants and it was selected because this line had security vulnerabilities? All the above?

      Milhouse in reply to CommoChief. | April 12, 2022 at 10:25 am

      The station is in Sunset Park, which is mostly a Chinese neighborhood, but it’s not far from Borough Park, which is heavily Jewish. The D train, which stops at that station, serves Borough Park, but the reports I’ve seen mention the R train, which does not.

      ahad haamoratsim in reply to CommoChief. | April 12, 2022 at 1:34 pm

      And who walks around with smoke devices and a gas mask?

      randian in reply to CommoChief. | April 12, 2022 at 6:30 pm

      was selected because this line had security vulnerabilities

      If so, how did they know that? Insiders at the NYC Metro?

        CommoChief in reply to randian. | April 12, 2022 at 7:40 pm

        No need for a conspiracy. Likely to be the result of a simple recon effort, noticing that this platform has non operational cameras or that this particular platform doesn’t have a regular police presence until 8:00 or that the patrol schedule provides a window of opportunity at this platform.

        Heck it could be random selection the guy made this am….the fickle finger of fate at work

    JohnSmith100 in reply to Exiliado. | April 12, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Is the perp a peaceful Muslim or a crazy Dem Marxist?

Guns in New York, Chicago, and other big, blue cities seem to behave much worse than guns elsewhere. Of course, the people do, too, but of course the people are never the problem.

    Peabody in reply to henrybowman. | April 12, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Jussey Smollet, who was in NYC visiting his grandmother, said he head the perp yell, “This is MAGA country,” as he fled the scene of the crime.

    MajorWood in reply to henrybowman. | April 12, 2022 at 6:08 pm

    That is because guns in other parts of the country tend to attract additional guns which take umbrage at the first gun.

But NYC has strict very firearms laws! Are we to understand that these laws are ineffective? /S

This event demonstrates that passing laws or enacting regulations by themselves have zero impact. People with a criminal mindset are undeterred by statutes; only the law abiding Citizen modifies their conduct to comport with laws and regulations.

    JohnSmith100 in reply to CommoChief. | April 12, 2022 at 11:27 am

    “only the law abiding Citizen” Armed?

    healthguyfsu in reply to CommoChief. | April 12, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Any shooting in NYC comes with the knowledge that the police in the area have been severely hampered for over a year due to bad policy and that the civilian population is 100% incapable of being legally armed. The whole area is a target rich environment for the kind of people that Conservatives want to be tough on and Progressives want to be soft on.

Also to be considered. Muslims increase attacks on kafirs (=non-Muslims) during Ramadan which this year is April 2 to May 2. Brooklyn has plenty of Muslims who use their mosques to blast out, every several hours, their loudspeaker-assisted claims that Islam is better.

    Milhouse in reply to fscarn. | April 12, 2022 at 10:28 am

    That is certainly a possibility.

    About 25 years ago, a mile or so up the same road (4th Ave) a nest of Algerian terrorists were busted with an apartment full of explosives and a plan to bomb the Atlantic Ave / Pacific St station, which serves about a dozen lines, including the D, N, and R which pass through 36th St.

    gonzotx in reply to fscarn. | April 12, 2022 at 11:11 am

    Jesus, really

    JohnSmith100 in reply to fscarn. | April 12, 2022 at 12:13 pm

    Their call to prayer sounds like someone is in severe pain, something which will likely be necessary at some point.

Where are the “Defund the Police” supporters? Why are they so slow to get to this scene with their signs?

    healthguyfsu in reply to Q. | April 12, 2022 at 11:45 am

    The social workers are being dispatched by government decree any month now….

Colonel Travis | April 12, 2022 at 10:21 am

Boy I hope no ghost guns were used, we’ll never find out who did it.

    Looking forward to the inevitable attempt by our elite media to tie this to “right wing militia”.

      They just declared that is was NOT a terrorist attack. This is unfolding just like the Boston Marathon bombing where the regional FBI Director made the same declaration right after the bombing. So now we know for sure it was a terrorist attack.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 12, 2022 at 12:41 pm

        That downtick was supposed to be an uptick.

        healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 12, 2022 at 12:53 pm

        Lone wolf…probably hated the Subway because it’s better for the climate than SUVs.

        Biden briefing team currently spinning like a top.

          Apparently, it’s the police commissioner who first ruled out terrorism but that was followed soon after by the police chief(?) who had to be cross-questioned to get her to say that all possibilities are being considered. Meanwhile, Gov Hochul is nowhere to be found. Like the Boston Marathon, government statements are sounding like someone is covering someone’s ass.

          In Boston, I believe it was Mary Jo White who quickly declared that bombing to not be a terrorist attack. It was soon discovered that the Russians had warned the American authorities that the Tsarnaev brothers were Chechenian immigrants trained for terrorism. We all remember the rest. Lots of government officials got away with something in that one.

          Peabody in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 12, 2022 at 3:13 pm

          This is the kind of thing that CRT leads to. Prettty soon people begin to believe it.

    henrybowman in reply to Colonel Travis. | April 12, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    That’s probably why the undetonated devices never detonated. They were ghost bombs, not constructed by a qualified BATF licensee, and almost certainly not serial numbered.

CNN says “according to a preliminary report that a male suspect, possibly wearing a gas mask, and an orange construction vest fled the scene

Is that what CNN is reporting? Because there’s one important part of the NYPD description missing from that report: The suspect is an adult black male. All the NYPD reports I have seen in the last hour have specified this. The most recent report I’ve seen says “Male black, heavyset, orange construction vest, white clothing, gas mask.”

    Peabody in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2022 at 10:58 am

    When are we going to say like Popeye, “That’s all I can takes
    and I can’t takes no more”? When are we going to get tired of the government telling us the problem is white supremacy?

    Why can’t the news media be honest in their reporting? Why is there so much chicanery?

    Why can’t eveybody be a straight shooter like Milhouse? When I read his comment I am entering the no spin zone!

    Steven Brizel in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2022 at 11:20 am

    CNN will do everything possible to deny or bury the fact that an “adult black male” is the perpetrator

    healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Facts like skin color appearance that could help identify suspects is not allowed…that would make too much sense.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    I still can’t find a report that says black male and I saw green vest on some reports (I’m thinking yellow green like a highlighter almost).

Since they aren’t arresting or prosecuting crimes in that area, why would they bother having cameras operating? As the BART showed us, CCT cameras are racist.

The cameras aren’t working at the hub, which I understand is one of the major hubs in the city.

No, it isn’t. Atlantic/Pacific, maybe 2 miles up the road, is. 36th St has only two platforms (one towards Manhattan and one towards Coney Island), through which 3 lines pass.

NY needs to bring back Stop & Frisk!

This is pure insanity that all of the descriptions only come with identifiers that can be easily shed like “White clothes, neon vest, gas mask” and gender is considered fluid in places like these.

What’s the height, weight, race…any physical descriptors????

Do they want to resolve this manhunt?

NY Post reporting ” a black male, approximately 5-foot-5 tall with a heavy build,”

Since Blacks are never initially identified as the perpetrators of violent crimes, this must have been something unusual. Maybe a white-supremacist made him do it? /s

Juris Doctor | April 12, 2022 at 2:33 pm

The progressive criminal justice reform kooks are all in a full fledged panic.

    Gosport in reply to Juris Doctor. | April 12, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    Post from that thread: “How about if not everyone and their mother was running around with a gun?”

    Mate, if “everyone and their mother” had a gun on that train the perp would be a puddle on the floor of the car.

    Milhouse in reply to Juris Doctor. | April 12, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    If everyone and his mother had a gun, this guy would probably never have done it in the first place.

This is the kind of situation where you need a mayor who will step up and take charge, not hide behind a stack of race cards.

Our national security state sure is doing a great job at stopping crime and preventing violence…..

I know I know “lone wolf” so what? We gave up our freedom to the national security state and got…..nothing.

    pst314 in reply to Danny. | April 13, 2022 at 10:58 am

    I think a key problem is that there a far too many extremists for the FBI and police to keep an eye on all of them.
    What’s more, stopping someone like Frank James would require near-constant surveillance.

    Milhouse in reply to Danny. | April 13, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Its job is preventing organized terrorism, not random acts by individuals like this, which are impossible to predict or prevent. Even if this James character were legitimately on someone’s radar, what were they supposed to do about him?

“U-Haul with AZ plates” gives no more information than just “U-Haul”. All U-Haul vehicles are registered in Arizona. Or at least all the ones available in NYC. I pay attention to license plates and I have never seen a U-Haul with any other state’s plates.

    henrybowman in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    Crime solved!
    Glocks have serial numbers!
    Immediate identification of the perp is now guaranteed!
    If not, demand your tax money back!

An hour ago I caught an F train, except that it wasn’t an F, it was a D. The line where this happened is still closed, so the N and R are terminating at the Barclays Center, and the D is being diverted down the F line. So the train I caught was a D. It still got me where I needed to go.

The U-Haul van was found at Kings Highway and West 3rd St, which is about 5 miles from where the incident happened. It’s on the N line, close to its Coney Island terminus, so my guess is this is where the guy got out of his car and boarded the train in the morning; when he fled the scene he drove the U-Haul back to where he’d left his car, and left it there.

That U-Haul makes no sense unless it was carrying something. No reason to drag it around as they’re unwieldy, make tracking the vehicle much easier, and have somebody’s name on the rental contract. Since they’re going with the “nothing to see here” narrative, I doubt the police would say if it was carrying explosives or other weapons.

The use of smoke bombs to obscure what they were up to and who was doing it demonstrates good planning.

I’m surprised there is no passenger phone video of the incident.

    CommoChief in reply to randian. | April 12, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Stolen Uhaul to throw off the trail might make some sense but…

    Milhouse in reply to randian. | April 12, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    It was a U-Haul van, which is no more unwieldy than any other van. And apparently rented in Philadelphia and driven up here. I’m still guessing the guy merely used it to get from the 36th St station back to Kings Highway where he’d left his own car. Or else it was the vehicle he drove in the morning, parked it at Kings Highway and boarded the N, and then fled from 36th St by some other method. (West 3rd St is four blocks from the station; maybe that was the closest parking he could find.)

      Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | April 12, 2022 at 8:36 pm

      I just heard a statement by the NYPD listing the things they found on the train, among which was a U-Haul key. So that confirms my second guess above. The guy parked the U-Haul at Kings Hwy and W 3rd St, walked to the Kings Hwy N station and boarded the train, waited until it had passed 59th St before throwing his smoke bombs and then shooting, fired at least 33 times before the train pulled in at 36th St, and then got out and fled the scene. The report of a casualty at 25th St must have been erroneous.

I’m not a biologist so I can’t say whether the attacker was a terrorist but this sure looked like a terrorist attack to me. Doesn’t that make him a terrorist? Maybe the initial NYPD statement should have read;

“We have already ruled out terror as a motive for this terrorist attack. Therefore, the man we seek is not a terrorist.”

    healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | April 12, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Progressive decision matrix:

    What’s race?



Kudos to Milhouse for getting out a lot of information on this early on while the new media was still putting on their shoes and socks.

Or brain storming on how they were going to spin it.

I couldn’t be more confused, so this is the NYPD figuring out who did it and gathering information to make the arrest not national security/fbi/any of the Bush anti-terrorist agencies?

It is as if all the Bush agencies did and are doing is be an arm of the Democrat party now that the Bush mission of demonize Muslims is over, if there is a terror attack like Pulse Nightclub or New York Subway they are either not present and unhelpful or present to goad on and try to make the terror attack succeed (just look up the FBI connection to the Florida terror incident).

This terror attack it seems New York would be no worst off if our national security state didn’t exist (NYPD is on its own judging from the fact that the National Security state both failed to foil this terror attack then isn’t responsible for catching the culprit either).

I also should note that you could call this massacre what you like, but if the man had an IRA band on you would have no trouble labelling this terrorism.

    henrybowman in reply to Danny. | April 12, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Muslims shooting up Army bases is merely “workplace violence.”
    HS is too busy being laser-focused on the terrorist threat of parents at school-board meetings.

    History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure.

      Danny in reply to henrybowman. | April 13, 2022 at 1:55 am

      Exactly we created a national security state that doesn’t do anything to improve American security but is eagerly trying to make Uncle Stalin proud.

    Milhouse in reply to Danny. | April 12, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    If this was not some well-planned operation by an organization, but just another Colin Ferguson, then there’s nothing Homeland Security could have done to prevent it, and there’s nothing it could usefully do now. NYPD would be the ones with the right skills and knowledge to handle it.

    Something similar is also true of the Pulse massacre. The jihadist there had no organization, no plan, did no surveillance, and chose his target literally at the last minute, having no idea what sort of place it was. (Hence all the premature speculation about it having been a homophobic hate crime turned out to be wrong. Which ought to be a lesson to anyone prone to engage in such speculation.) So there wasn’t much Homeland Security could have done about it in advance, and they weren’t suited to doing anything in the immediate aftermath.

      Danny in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2022 at 1:52 am

      If they have no role in what we actually face on planet Earth they shouldn’t exist.

      Instead of funding our rubber stamp courts making the 4th amendment a complete and utter joke there could have been another federal grant of body armor allowing police departments to spend more money on training/getting more cops. A police officer of the NYPD on the scene would have been a lot more useful than having Stasi Fascists plotting what to do if Republicans win in 2024.

        henrybowman in reply to Danny. | April 13, 2022 at 3:00 am

        A “good conservative” who thinks we need more federal grants isn’t a good conservative.
        Federal grants outright violate the constitution.

        Milhouse in reply to Danny. | April 13, 2022 at 11:02 am

        NYPD isn’t short of funds for the lack of federal grants to the city, it’s because the city deliberately “defunded” it during the BLM mass insanity event, and has in other ways shackled it.

        Meanwhile the :”security state” has a role, but this isn’t it. The fact that this happened doesn’t tell us how good or bad a job it’s doing. If you asked the people who work in it, they’d probably tell you the effect of their work is all the organized attacks that don’t happen. Of course you’d have to take their word for it.

        Henry, Danny has a point that if a federal grant can replace a much greater federal expenditure that’s now being made, as well as a great imposition on civil liberties, it’s a good trade-off.

        But his main point, that the focus on Islamist terrorism of the Bush years was unjustified, is in my opinion just not true. Islam is clearly a threat to us, and we need to keep an eye on it, especially because the first amendment rightly restrains us in what we can do about it. And, at least among ourselves, we must acknowledge what it is and not pretend it’s a “religion of peace”.

          Danny in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2022 at 3:58 pm

          Well the latest from national security state was it was the organizer, funder, instigator and sole participant in the “plot to kidnap” the governor of MI (and it is inconceivable they didn’t make the plot to influence the election). So yes they would lie to you if you asked them, but just use your common sense. The money wasted giving the Democrats a leg up could have put an extra cop on the beat, perhaps covering the subway.

          The thing about Muslims is that the exact same Bush made agencies and Bush enhanced organizations are using exactly the same type of language today they used on Muslims after 9-11.

          There is no Muslim threat, there are hardly any Muslims in the country and they are localized in only a couple of places, and those places are nowhere near the crime levels of places like (Muslim free) Chicago.

          Bush lied to us, lets move on from his war.

Andy Ngo has been doing some twitter diving and has some interesting stuff from the current ‘person of interest’s’ account.

It’s absolutely amazing what you can get away with posing on twitter as long as you are of a favored political view.

    Milhouse in reply to Gosport. | April 12, 2022 at 11:29 pm


    Bear in mind that we don’t yet know whether this person they’re looking for is in fact the shooter. But if he is, then there’s no mystery about the motive. He’s both a Marxist and a black supremacist (BLM stands at the intersection of the two), so this was almost certainly a hate crime against white people. And quite possibly Asians, though the fact that he did it as the train was approaching Sunset Park, which has a large Chinese community, is probably just a coincidence. And in that case it probably does also count as a terrorist act.

    But that’s all assuming he’s really the one. If he isn’t then he’s still a Marxist black supremacist, but the real shooter might have quite different motives.

Oops, let’s try that again.

Meanwhile, also this morning, this happened in Elizabeth, NJ, which is not far from NYC, near Newark Liberty Airport. More information here.

Not suggesting any relationship between the two incidents.

    pst314 in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2022 at 11:06 am

    Followed your links. Facebook link does not work: “this content isn’t available right now”. Hmmm.
    Suspect not related to victim.
    Predominantly Jewish neighborhood.

      Milhouse in reply to pst314. | April 13, 2022 at 11:23 am

      Need to find another link for the video.

      There are a lot of Jews in Elizabeth, but I don’t know on what basis A7 claims the victim is Jewish. YWN, another not-very-reliable news source, originally claimed the victim was Orthodox, then deleted that post and reposted the story claiming she was Jewish, then edited it to remove “Jewish”. This tells me that they jumped to conclusions and then found out they were wrong.

        pst314 in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2022 at 11:41 am

        “YWN, another not-very-reliable news source…”
        I’ll keep that in mind.

        pst314 in reply to Milhouse. | April 13, 2022 at 1:25 pm

        The attacker has been arrested: Vincent Jean, 56, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first-degree attempted murder…: “Witnesses at the scene indicated that the victim and a male suspect, driving a silver Mitsubishi SUV, were involved in a minor car accident in the area. After the accident, the male driver attempted to flee the scene while the victim, who was standing on the sidewalk, began taking photos of the suspect’s car in order to be able to identify him to the police. At that point, the suspect drove his car directly at the victim and she began to run onto the lawn to avoid being struck. The suspect drove onto the lawn and struck the victim, then drove over her before backing up and deliberately running her over a second time.”

        Sounds like the suspect is a parishoner at the Church of I Can Do Whatever I Want.

stevewhitemd | April 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm

To Milhouse: thank you.

You and I look horns occasionally. I very much appreciate the information and insights you provided today.

OMG, this loser actually posted the “we wuz kangs n shit” trope on his social media.

Another mystery solved. It turns out that the reports of casualties at 25th St were correct. When N train pulled into the station and passengers, some wounded, ran off it, there was an R train across the platform. Many of the passengers ran on to that train and took it to the next stop, 25th St, where they exited the station and had their injuries treated.

I saw a report quoting someone who was outside the 25th St station and saw a stream of people coming up the stairs, some of whom were visibly wounded.

This is the terrorist:

A black, nationalist domestic terrorist shouting “Kill all whiteys!”. If that isn’t a terrorist, what is? It is also RACISM!

Steven Brizel | April 13, 2022 at 8:27 am

Yesterday, NYC’s mayor gave a predictably pathetic and partisan speech about gun control . Gun control does not stop mass shooters and thugs from getting guns.Laws like Georgia’s recently passed law which enhance the right of self defense would have enabled at least one citizen to prevent a mass shooting and take a mass shooter out rather than merely run for one’s life

This story will be memory-holed quickly just like the Christmas Parade attack was.

healthguyfsu | April 13, 2022 at 2:26 pm

Youtube has the ability to demonetize videos without taking them down. Of course, they didn’t do that because they have a purpose in mind to censor anyone that makes militant Blacks look bad.

healthguyfsu | April 13, 2022 at 2:31 pm

Sounds to me like he didn’t intend to kill many if any people with the gun. Just shoot or wound them as a distraction for his detonation devices.

Lucky for us, he has public education from a broken system and can’t rub two brain cells together to build a bomb.

    pst314 in reply to healthguyfsu. | April 13, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Well, maybe. But I think it is far, far more likely that he is just a very bad shot. (Which could correlate with his mental health…problems. Note also that his pistol jammed, which seems to happen often to untrained, incompetent, and careless criminals.)

Maybe I missed it, but I don’t see any comments about the legal responsibility that AOC and the dumb heads that went along with Police Defunding have on this matter. They should pay hefty amounts of money to the victims and their families. They are the ‘root cause’ of this problem.