Thursday, May 19

Suspect who shot man in the leg after robbing him at Union Square subway station arrested

NYPD reported that the suspect is in federal custody.

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UA man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly shooting someone else in the leg on Monday after robbing them at Union Square Station of the New York Subway, in addition to other crimes.

Police reported that the armed robber had shot the 42-year-old victim at the station because he did not hand over his phone fast enough when asked.

In the afternoon the authorities proceeded to arrest the subject in Union Square. Authorities have not yet revealed the identity of the assailant, who is middle-aged and approximately 1.70 meters tall. His face was photographed on a “wanted” poster.

According to reports, the suspect had tried to carry out a robbery on Tuesday at a bank of Chase at 350 7th Avenue, and was detained around 2:25 p.m.

Before being caught by the authorities he tried to flee in a subway station, but was caught in Union Square. Authorities reported that the subject carried three firearms in a backpack around $ 20 and $ 100 bills.

The suspect is currently in federal custody, and said they managed to arrest him through an arduous investigation for the nature of the crimes, the New York police told ABC7.

Officers reported he was also wanted for an attempted robbery at a Lexington Avenue deli on Sunday, and an armed robbery at a TD Bank on Canal Street on Monday.

They reported that the thief approached the cashier’s counter, showed him the gun and told the clerk: “I have a gun; give me the cash ”.

The worker gave him approximately $ 1,100 in cash and then the thief ended up fleeing east on Canal Street.

A few minutes later the event that led to his arrest occurred, when he shot a 42-year-old man after 5:00 p.m. on a train on Route N Heading north on Union Square.

“The suspected man with the gun fired once, hitting the victim in the left leg”said Vincent Coogan, deputy chief of traffic for the New York Police Department.

Officers in Union Square applied a tourniquet to the 42-year-old victim’s leg that helped stop the bleeding.

“The last thing we need is for someone to die, especially when we’re at the scene, so make sure you put the tourniquet up as quickly as possible.”said NYPD Officer Rajandeep Singh.

The victim was later transferred to Bellevue Hospital for treatment, although he is out of danger.

With information from ABC7

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