Suspect sought in pepper spray attack that injured 20 on Brooklyn subway

September 24, 2018 - 6:24 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- More than a dozen subway riders had to be treated Saturday night after someone shot pepper spray during a fight in a train, police said.

Twenty people were treated at the scene after the irritant was discharged on a 2 train near the Beverly Road station in East Flatbush, according to police.

It’s unclear if any of the people had direct contact with the irritant; the FDNY said none of the injuries were serious.

The incident caused delays in both directions on the 2 line Saturday night, according to the MTA.

The two people involved in the argument ran away, police said.

Investigators are now searching for the suspect who sprayed the substance. He is described as a black man in his 30s, 5-foot-10 and around 240 lbs. He was last seen wearing eyeglasses, a black shirt, dark colored pants and a dark colored backpack. 

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