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Five people to share $50,000 reward for tips on New York subway shooting suspect -Breaking


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: Police officers patrol Times Square after an incident at the subway station in Brooklyn, New York City. The shooting took place on April 12, 2022. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon

(Reuters.) – The New York Police Department has announced that five people provided critical information which helped to lead to the capture of the suspect in this week’s shooting attack on a New York subway. They will each receive a $50,000 reward.

Frank James was the suspect in one of the worst attacks against the mass transit system of New York City. He was captured by police at lower Manhattan after a manhunt lasting 30 hours. The public provided a flood of tips that helped to make the arrest. According to James’ lawyers, James (62) also called the tipline and turned himself in to police, which assisted in his capture.

Keechant Sewell, Police Commissioner said that they appreciate the response to their call for information in finding this suspect. We urged the public for their support in finding this suspect, and New Yorkers responded.

James (62), is charged with inflicting 30 injuries by setting off smoke bombs, and spraying gunfire inside a subway car during the Tuesday rush hour commute to Brooklyn.

According to police, 10 were killed in the shooting but all are expected to live. According to the prosecutors, around 20 more were wounded by smoke canisters.

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NYPD stated that its detectives used public tip flow to create a timeline detailing events that led them to James. Five people were selected from the pool of tipsters whose information contributed directly to James’ arrest.

NYPD has not identified the five recipients of the $50,000 reward. It is funded by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transport Workers Union Local 100.

Eric Adams, New York City’s Mayor, stated in a statement that “the NYPD was able do its job and remove a dangerous suspect off our streets within just hours of his photograph being released.”