Gunman sought for brandishing firearm, causing panic inside Jamaica subway station: NYPD

Cops are looking for this suspect, who brandished a firearm inside a Jamaica subway station and took a shooting stance last week, causing public alarm.
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica and Transit District 20 are looking for a masked gunman for menacing E train riders on a platform in the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport subway station on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD

The suspect was on the northbound E train platform at around 5:05 p.m. when he suddenly pulled out a firearm and stood in a shooting stance sending panicked subway riders running for cover.

The gunman ran off in an unknown direction and there were no injuries reported as a result of the incident, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Wednesday and described him as wearing a dark hooded jacket, black sweatpants, a baseball cap and gold and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, on Twitter @NYPDTips.