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Police identify Frank R. James of Philadelphia as a person of interest

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NEW YORK – Officials say 10 people were shot dead and 13 others injured when an armed man launched smoke bombs on Tuesday morning and started firing in the Brooklyn subway.

It happened around 8:24 a.m. on train N, which was heading to Manhattan Sunset Park.

The gunman made 33 shots with a Glock 17 that jammed, preventing further injuries, police said.

Police have identified Frank R. James, 62, of Philadelphia, as a person interested in the case. James is said to have rented a U-Haul van that could be related to the shooting.

In the subway, police found a bag filled with smoke bombs, fuses, an ax, as well as gasoline and the key to a U-Haul van.

Graphic images show the effects of violence when victims lie in blood on a platform inside 36th Street Station, Jessica Moore of CBS2 reported.

Police say a man wearing a vest, wearing a gas mask, blew up a smoke grenade in a moving car.

“At this time, the train began to fill with smoke. He then opened fire, injuring several people in the subway and on the platform, ” NYPD Commissioner Kichant Sewell said.

Josh Arie was on the train when he heard the shots.

“I just hid. I got off the road. I tried to make room for this elderly lady, who even gave me her little pepper spray from her purse in case anything happened, ”Arie said. “Like, she gave it to me from her purse and said, ‘Use it just in case.’ Such people were desperate. “

The video from the domestic train shows chaos when a passenger hits the door of a subway car, desperately trying to escape, but the door to the next car was closed.

“There was a lot of blood on the floor, and then, thank God, the train left for a minute, otherwise I don’t know what could have happened if we had stayed there for a long time,” Arie said.

Investigators say an armed man, described as a black man, 5 feet 5 with a heavy physique, ravaged ammunition worth several magazines. Police later found a Glock-like gun at 36th Street Station.

CBS2 learned that many of the victims ran through a dark subway tunnel and exited on 25th Street.

“The woman was lying on the floor, blood was flowing from her leg, and she was shot. People were shouting for help, ”witness Yahya Ibrahim said.

“People who are bleeding are running out of the station,” Ijaira Gonzalez added.

Video from Chopper 2 shows a massive police presence that closed 10 blocks. Bomb-searching dogs and counter-terrorism units stood nearby while federal and state officials conducted an investigation. CBS News sources reported that the attack was intentional and is being investigated as a crime, not terrorism. Until now, he has been evading the police.

“It’s an active shooting situation now in New York City,” Governor Katie Wanted said.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the New York City Police Crime Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) . You can also give advice through their website or via DM on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

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