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NYPD have released a photo of a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting.

Frank James, 62, is described as someone they want to speak to regarding the attack.  

‘We are looking to determine if he has any connection to the train,’ said NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig. 

‘We know Mr James rented that U-Haul truck in Philadelphia.’

The key of the U-Haul van was found at the crime scene in the subway, the official said.

The U-Haul was found five miles from the scene of the shooting.  

Keechant Sewell, the NYPD chief, said they recovered from the scene a 9mm semi automatic handgun, extended magazines, a hatchet, gasoline, consumer-grade fireworks and a hobby fuse.

‘We still do not know the suspect’s motivation,’ said Sewell. 

Sewell said James made concerning social media posts about homelessness in New York City, and threats to Mayor Eric Adams. Adams’s security was stepped up as a result.  

‘This person of interest in today’s subway shooting in Brooklyn has made past comments about @NYCMayor,’ said Adams’s spokesman, Fabien Levy. 

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‘Out of an abundance of caution, @NYPD will increase Mayor Adams’ security presence until this man has been questioned.’ 

The officials said James has addresses in Philadelphia and Wisconsin, and they are still investigating whether he has ties to New York.

‘This is Frank James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn Tuesday morning,’ they tweeted.

‘Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call at 1-800-577-TIPS.’ 

Police are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to James’s arrest. The MTA and Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 both offered $12,500 each in reward money and the New York City Police Foundation offered $25,000 in reward money to bring the total reward offering to $50,000.

No arrests have been made.  

Police on Tuesday evening said the gunman fired 33 shots. 

The unnamed gunman opened fire on a Brooklyn subway shortly before 8:30am on Tuesday morning, shooting 10 people and leaving 13 more injured.

Investigators believe they know who the gunman is, having identified the suspect after finding a credit card at the scene that was also used to rent the U-Haul cargo van, two law enforcement sources told CNN.  

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