NEW YORK -- A subway rider shot and seriously wounded four men who allegedly tried to rob him Saturday on a train crowded with Christmas shoppers in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
Port Authority police picked up a suspect in New Jersey and were returning him to Manhattan for questioning.
Four men allegedly tried to rob a subway rider at 1:44 p.m. EST. The rider then produced a "high-velocity weapon," possibly a .357-caliber Magnum, and opened fire, striking each one in the chest, a Transit Authority spokesman said.
Passengers on the crowded train notified the motorman of the shooting, and he stopped the train outside the Chambers Street station, authority spokesman John Cunningham said.
"The shooter Jumped from the train and was last seen running on the roadbed north," Cunningham said.
Service was interrupted until 3:r05 p.m. on the Seventh Avenue line while police searched the tunnel, but the suspect was not found.
Port Authority police then reported picking up a suspect in New Jersey.