NYPD searching for man who sparked a scare on L train

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, September 22, 2016

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police in Manhattan are currently on the lookout for a man who sparked a subway scare.

The incident happened on Saturday at approximately 5:45 p.m. on board a Manhattan bound L train as it was leaving the Bedford Avenue station.

Witnesses say that a man suddenly yelled out "bomb", counted down from five, and then yelled "boom".

A passenger managed to take a picture of the suspect with her phone before he got off of the train at the 1st Avenue station.

No one was hurt during the incident.

The suspect is described as 30 to 40 years old, 5'10", and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and blue pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477, submit tips online at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text any tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.