MTA: Ridership Fell 5% After Brooklyn Subway Shooting

The arrest of a man accused of shooting 10 people inside a Brooklyn subway station was a huge relief for New Yorkers who were afraid to take public transit, but anxiety lingers for many straphangers concerned for their safety.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says approximately 160,000 fewer people used the transit system compared to the day before Frank James allegedly filled an N train car with smoke and fired 33 shots on the train and 36th Street platform during Tuesday’s morning rush. That’s a drop of 5% in ridership while law enforcement searched for the suspect who was at large for more than 24 hours.

Following the attack, authorities

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