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Five to split $50,000 reward in New York subway shooting case

Five people who provided information in the manhunt for the accused New York City subway shooter will split the $50,000 reward money, officials announced Friday.

Frank James, 62, allegedly set off a smoke device and opened fire on an N train on Tuesday, wounding 10 people in the worst mass shooting on the city’s rail system in decades.

Police sources and James’ lawyer have said that James called Crime Stoppers himself with his location before he was arrested in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon after around a 29-hour manhunt.

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But the NYPD said that five people gave information that “contributed directly to the arrest of Mr. James.”

“Thanks to the help of these five good Samaritans, the NYPD was able to do its job and get a dangerous suspect off the streets just hours after his picture was released,” Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement.

The five people were not identified. The $50,000 is to be split evenly among them, the city said. The reward was from contributions by the New York City Police Foundation, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transport Workers Union Local 100.

The 10 people who were shot were all expected to survive. Around 20 people also suffered injuries, including from smoke inhalation, prosecutors said in court documents.

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