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Alleged gunman in custody after Union Square subway shooting: report

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 2021-10-26

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – The NYPD reportedly arrested the gunman who allegedly shot a subway passenger during an attempted mugging on a crowded train near the Union Square station.

ABC 7 reports he was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Police released images of the same suspect Tuesday in connection to two other robberies in Manhattan since Sunday.

Monday’s shooting on a northbound N train wounded a 42-year-old man. Police said the victim was on the train just before 5 p.m. when another man took out a gun and demanded his cellphone.

As the victim handed over his phone, the man shot him in the left leg and fled empty-handed as the train was pulling into the Union Square station, police said.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital in stable condition.

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Police at the Union Square station after the shooting. Photo credit Roger Stern

Just minutes before the N train robbery, police said the same man walked into a TD Bank at Canal and Lafayette streets around 4:45 p.m. and pulled a gun on an employee at the teller counter.

The man allegedly told the worker, “I have a gun, give me cash.” The worker then handed $1,100 to the man, who took off down Canal Street, where he apparently boarded the N train at a station just a couple of blocks away.

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The suspect. Photo credit NYPD

Police believe the man is also behind a robbery at a deli in Murray Hill on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the man walked into the deli at Lexington Avenue and E. 41st Street around 3:30 p.m. and held up a 42-year-old man who was ordering food.

The victim handed over his wallet as the man flashed a gun, police said.

The wallet had $45 in cash in it, and the thief told the man, “That’s it?” before fleeing empty-handed, according to police.

No injuries were reported in the bank and deli robberies, police said.

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