Viral Video Shows Cops Rushing NYC Subway Car to Make Arrest; Suspect Charged With 'Theft of Services': NYPD - NBC New York

Viral Video Shows Cops Rushing NYC Subway Car to Make Arrest; Suspect Charged With 'Theft of Services': NYPD

The officers were responding "to an alert for a male with a gun," the NYPD said

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    Report of Gun on Subway Unfounded

    The officers were responding "to an alert for a male with a gun," the NYPD said.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Reports of a man with a gun caused chaos on a New York City subway on Friday

    • The incident happened during Friday's rush hour commute at the Franklin Avenue station in Brooklyn

    • It was determined that the man did not have a gun but was later charged with theft of services, the NYPD said

    Reports of a man with a gun caused chaos on a New York City subway on Friday.

    Video of the incident captured by subway rider Elad Nehorai and posted to Twitter shows close to a dozen NYPD officers rush inside the subway car to arrest the man.

    The incident happened during Friday's rush hour commute at the Franklin Avenue Station in Brooklyn. 

    In the video, the man is sitting on the subway with his arms raised while police point their guns at him through the window before storming the car. 

    The officers were responding "to an alert for a male with a gun," the NYPD said Saturday. It was determined that the man did not have a gun but was later charged with theft of services, the NYPD said.

    The video was viewed more than half a million times by Saturday night.

    The NYPD on Sunday released a statement to "clarify" the incident and identified the man as Adrian Napier, 19, of Brooklyn. 

    Witnesses told police officers they'd seen Napier with a gun near Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue, according to the NYPD. 

    When officers approached Napier, he fled into the Pacific Street subway station, police said. 

    Police say Napier jumped over a turnstile inside the station and ran onto a southbound 4 train. Officers "transmitted" his description and the NYPD stopped the train at the Franklin Avenue station, according to police — which is where the incident caught on video took place. 

    An investigation found Napier was "wanted for questioning in regard to a past larceny," according to police. 

    He was arrested for jumping the subway turnstile and charged with theft of service, the NYPD confirmed. His attorney information wasn't immediately available Sunday.

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