Bullets flew inside a Manhattan subway station Tuesday night when a bystander intervened between a panhandler and a woman who were having a dispute, according to police.
Police are looking for the shooter who fired shots at the 49 Street station at around 9:15 p.m. toward a 49-year-old man who was attempting to steal a bag from a 40-year-old woman while panhandling.
Cops say the shooter fled the station and no one was struck by the bullets.
The NYPD has released a photo of the suspect who is wanted for reckless endangerment. It isn’t clear whether the panhandler was charged for the attempted robbery.
Police describe the shooter as being about 5 feet 9 inches tall and around 230 pounds. He has a light complexion and is believed to be between 35-45 years of age. He was last seen wearing a light green T-shirt, black shorts, white socks, black shoes with white soles, a green book bag, and a green reusable bag.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/, on Twitter @NYPDTips.