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A man accused of pulling the emergency brake on New York City subway multiple times during the last three months was arrested Friday, officials said.
Isaiah Thompson, 23, of Brooklyn, is accused of riding in the back of the trains whizzing around Manhattan, before the infiltration of the operator’s cab and pulls on the emergency brake, according to the NYPD.
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Officials believe Thompson behind the back of at least 40 rem-related incidents since March, according to NBC New York.
Police are also looking for possible copycats — or accomplices who worked with the suspect, according to FOX5 New York.
The MTA on Wednesday made the public aware of the serial brake-puller.
“We suspect someone has intentionally disrupted thousands of commuting on the 2/3 lines today by the activation of multiple trains’ emergency brakes,” the MTA NYCT Subway Twitter account wrote, adding that everyone should be directly to send a text message with hints about the culprit.
New York City Transit President Andy Byford calls with the brakes drama “stupid.”
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“It’s stupid and selfish, and we plan to nail them,” he said.
Thompson faces reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing charges, according to NBC New York.