The NYPD will double the number of officers patrolling the subway system in the wake of the vicious Brooklyn train shooting, Eric Adams has vowed.
The Mayor pledged to ramp up the uniformed cops out and about following the rush hour gun attack in Sunset Park this morning.
Speaking from isolation due to a positive Covid test, he called on New Yorkers to remain ‘vigilant’ and to ‘immediately notify’ police if they spot anything ‘out of place’.
His comments came as the FBI were drafted in the help hunt down the shooter, who remains at large.
The suspect, who has not been identified, unloaded three magazines into the carriage during the bloodthirsty rampage.
He blasted ten commuters during the attack but they are not believed to be facing life-threatening injuries.
The Mayor (pictured today) pledged to ramp up the number of uniformed cops out and about following the rush hour gun attack in Sunset Park this morning
New York Police Department patrol the streets after at least 13 people were injured during a rush-hour shooting at a subway station in the New York borough of Brooklyn on April 12, 2022
NYPD officers were checking surveillance cameras around the scene (left) and (right) a cop at 42nd Street station in Manhattan on Tuesday
Reacting to the shooting, Adams told MSNBC: ‘We’re going to double the amount of uniformed officers. You’re going to see a double amount of officers.
‘We also want New Yorkers to be vigilant, we want New Yorkers to immediately notify a uniformed officer if they see something that’s out of place.’
Earlier he released a video message asking anyone with information, photos or videos of the suspect to come forward.
He added: ‘We will not allow New Yorkers to be terrorized. The NYPD is searching for the suspect. We will find him.’
This is how the horror shooting unfolded on Tuesday morning on the northbound N train at 8.24am as it approached 36th Street station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Cops were deployed to scour the city’s tunnels to find the suspect and a city alert was issued.
Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a press conference she had not yet ruled out terrorism as a motive but it was not being investigated as an act of terrorism.
She admitted police still had not yet been able to identify who the gunman was, much less find him.
Police were going door-to-door in Brooklyn asking store owners and residents if they have any footage from around the time of the shooting.
Begging New Yorkers so send any evidence, Sewell added: ‘I am not ruling anything out at this point.’
DailyMail.com obtained an alert issued to officers telling them the suspect is connected to a U-Haul with an Arizona license plate AL31408.
Police sources told DailyMail.com the van was rented in Philadelphia. U-Haul is now helping with the search.
‘Law enforcement has alerted us to its search for a rental van and its possible connection to a suspect in today’s incident in New York City.
‘We are working closely with authorities to ensure they have any and all available information to meet their needs,’ Sebastien Reyes, U-Haul Vice President of Communications, said.
NYPD officers received this alert on Tuesday alerting them to a U-Haul that the suspect may be driving. NYPD officers received this alert on Tuesday alerting them to a U-Haul that the suspect may be driving. The van was rented in Philadelphia but has Arizona plates
This bag of fireworks, wire and firecrackers was recovered from the scene of the shooting on Tuesday after the suspect fled
The bag was filled with Falcon Rising fireworks and Seismic Wave Crackers that can easily be purchased online
There is a heightened police presence all over the city, particularly on the subway, and some schools in Brooklyn have been told to shelter in place.
Witnesses described how he calmly put on a gas mask on the slow-moving train at 8.24am then tossed a smoke grenade down the carriage before opening fire.
The commuters rushed to the other end of the train to try to get through to the next car but the door was locked.
They were trapped on the train until it reached the next station. Video shows the moment the doors opened and wounded passengers spilled on to the platform.
DailyMail.com confirmed a .380 handgun was found inside the station, along with three extended magazines – with one empty, one full and a third jammed in the gun.
Another bag was found containing a batch of Falcon Rising fireworks and Seismic Wave firecrackers. It is unclear what he intended to do with them.
The gunman then disappeared from 36th St, where no security cameras were in operation.
He may also have jumped onto one of the other trains at the station, or fled into the subway tunnel.