Person of interest identified in New York City 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
EMBED More News Videos

The vandal believed to be responsible for smashing more than 400 windows on subway cars since April struck again Friday night.



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

----------
* Get Eyewitness News Delivered
* More New York City news
* Send us a news tip
* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
* Follow us on YouTube
Copyright © 2020 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.