Man Threatens Straphanger with Gun in East Broadway Subway Station

Posted on: April 14th, 2021 at 5:06 am by

Photo: NYPD

Cops are searching for the man who threatened a subway rider with a gun inside the East Broadway station, sending the victim running for safety.

Surveillance video released by the 7th Precinct shows the perp – standing by the turnstiles – removing a silver and black gun from a white plastic bag inside his backpack.

The incident happened last Friday (April 9) at 1:00pm, when the suspect and his straphanger victim were engaged in a conversation that quickly went south. This led to the drawn weapon. The 30-year-old victim fled the scene and was not hurt.

The suspect is described as having a dark complexion, standing 5’11” tall, weighing 200 lbs., with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, black sandals, a black and grey bandanna, a black surgical mask, and a black Nike backpack.

The East Broadway subway station is no stranger to crime, with muggings and swipe swindling commonplace. A few years ago, it ranked twelfth on a list of the top twenty-five most dangerous stations in the system.

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