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Gunman sought for menacing on-duty MTA employee with firearm in Far Rockaway A train station: NYPD

Aug. 18, 2023 By Bill Parry

Police from the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway and Transit District 23 are on the lookout for a slipper-wearing gunman who menaced an on-duty MTA worker at the Far Rockaway-Mott Avenue subway station on the night of Monday, Aug. 14.

The 22-year-old MTA employee was standing on the platform just before 11 p.m. when a stranger approached and pulled out a gun and pointed it in the man’s direction before jumping into a northbound A train, police said. The victim was not injured during the incident.

The NYPD released surveillance photos of the gunman on Aug. 17.

Cops are looking for this suspect who allegedly pointed a firearm at an on-duty MTA worker at a Far Rockaway A train station.Courtesy of the NYPD

He has a dark complexion and is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, gray shorts and black slippers.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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