PARK SLOPE/SUNSET PARK – The NYPD is requesting the public’s help in identifying the man seen in the photo and videos below in connection to four incidents of debris being thrown onto subway tracks in Brooklyn.
The first incident occurred at approximately 12:30am on Thursday, May 9 at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center MTA station. Police say the suspect put debris on the northbound tracks of the “D” line, causing “hazardous conditions” for commuters.
The photo and video below were taken at the time of this first incident.
Then at approximately 2am on Wednesday, June 5 at the Union Street subway station in Park Slope/Gowanus, police say the suspect put a fire extinguisher, “a bank of lights,” a bag of concrete mix, and a thin piece of metal onto the southbound tracks of the “R” line. An “R” train ran over the fire extinguisher, causing the fire-extinguishing agent to discharge on the tracks. The subway car was not damaged.
Approximately 40 minutes later at the 45th Street subway station in Sunset Park, the suspect reportedly put a shovel onto the southbound tracks of the “R” line.
The most recent incident occurred at approximately 2:30am on Sunday, June 9 at the 4th Avenue-9th Street Station. The suspect dropped Christmas lights onto the northbound tracks of the “N” line, police say. The surveillance video below was taken at the time of this incident.
The suspect is being sought for reckless endangerment as the above incidents created hazardous conditions for the MTA and for commuters. No injuries were reported as a result of any of these incidents.
Police describe the suspect as an Asian male, approximately 20- to 30-years-old. He was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.
Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crimestoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, onto Twitter @NYPDTips, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.