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Police Say They Have 'Subway Brake Bandit,' Who Stopped Trains Without Reason


Added 05-24-19 06:07:02pm EST - “New York transit officials think he would surf on top of a train, get into the operating cabin, and then yank the emergency brake. The train would be delayed, along with others on that line.” - Npr.org

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Police officials in New York said Friday they arrested a suspect who may be the "Subway Brake Bandit." The bandit disrupting trains by pulling emergency brakes without reason. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

Police officials in New York said Friday they arrested a suspect who may be the "Subway Brake Bandit." The bandit disrupting trains by pulling emergency brakes without reason.

New York commuters have reason to cheer: the Subway Brake Bandit apparently has been apprehended, authorities announced on Friday.

Brooklyn resident Isaiah Thompson, 23, allegedly spent months furtively yanking emergency brakes on city subway trains at least 40 times, prompting as many as 700 trains, along with their riders, to be delayed.

On Friday, police told reporters Thompson was arrested at his home, and when detectives interviewed him, he confessed to enjoying the "thrill" of bringing New York trains to a screeching halt.

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