Person of interest identified in New York City subway vandalism spree

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Thursday, September 3, 2020
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Surveillance video shows the man police want to question in costly subway vandalism spree.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A person of interest has been identified in a vandalism spree targeting New York City subway trains, the NYPD said on Thursday.

Detectives are currently seeking that person but offered few other details.

He is always wearing a mask when he breaks the subway windows, they said.

"We are very confident we will make an arrest in that pretty soon. We believe he is using a hammer to break the windows," Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said.

Police last week released surveillance video that shows the alleged suspect.

RELATED | Man suspected of vandalizing 63 subway cars, breaking 200 windows in NYC

Since May, more than 400 windows have been smashed on subway cars, including hundreds on 7 trains alone.

The MTA says the damage has cost them more than $300,000.

So many windows have been broken that the MTA is running out of replacements.

RELATED | Subway window-smashing spree: 7 train vandal strikes again, service at risk

The MTA is offering a $10,000 reward in the case.


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