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Suspect arrested in Union Sq. subway taking pictures: NYPD

NEW YORK — The suspect accused of taking pictures a person on a crowded subway practice on the Union Sq. station is in custody following a theft Tuesday, police mentioned.

The suspect, who police consider has been concerned in a number of latest robberies, was arrested following a financial institution theft. The person displayed a firearm and took an undetermined sum of money from the teller earlier than fleeing, police mentioned.

Detectives observed the outline of the financial institution theft suspect matched the outline of the subway taking pictures suspect from the day earlier than, and deployed officers to go looking subway trains.

After holding after which looking out a southbound R practice stopped at Union Sq. station, officers situated a person matching the outline of the suspect. He had three loaded firearms in his possession, police officers mentioned.

Police supplied the replace throughout a press convention on Tuesday.

“It’s disturbing … to see that many firearms out on the streets and on our subways,” Chief of Transit Kathleen O’Reilly mentioned. “However our transit officers are deployed on the proper locations on the proper time.”

An officer concerned within the arrest mentioned the suspect was taken into custody with out incident.

Along with the subway taking pictures and the financial institution theft that led to his arrest, the person has allegedly been concerned in different theft incidents. Investigations into different attainable incidents are underway, police mentioned.

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