Subway brake-pulling suspect

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Police Arrest Brooklyn Man For Pulling Emergency Brake On Subway

May 24, 2019 - 10:01 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) —  Police have arrested a Brooklyn man for pulling the emergency brake on a northbound 2 train at the 14th Street station on Tuesday.

Police say 23-year-old Isaiah Thompson was brought into custody near his apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant around midnight on Friday.

They also say he pulled his pants down on a departing B train last week, exposing himself to shocked riders on the platform.

Police have yet to determine if Thompson is behind 40 other brake-pullings that have set the subway system into a state of shock since February.

The brake bandit, as he's been known, has been responsible for slowing up hundreds of trains, that delayed thousands of commuters for months, possibly even years.

NYC Transit President Andy Byford has said he'd like to see the bandit banned from the subway.

Thompson for now is facing reckless endangerment, trespassing, and public lewdness charges.