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Statement from MTA PD Chief John Mueller on Apprehension of Individuals Wanted in Relation to Threat to Jewish Community:

MTA
Updated November 19, 2022 9:45 p.m.

 

Two MTA police officers assigned to patrol at Penn Station late Friday night, having been notified by an MTA PD detective assigned to the FBI/NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), identified two men wanted in connection with threats to the Jewish community. 

After stopping and positively identifying the persons of interest, the MTA PD officers conducted a search and recovered a large hunting knife. An investigation into one of the individuals would later lead to the recovery of an illegal Glock 17 firearm, a 30-round magazine, and several other items. 

The tremendous police work here reflects the MTA PD’s core purpose – protecting millions of daily commuters, in collaboration with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners.  

Upon apprehension, the wanted individuals were turned over to the NYPD and FBI.