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Police looking for person regarding deadly Harlem subway fire

Harlem subway fire
Deadly Harlem subway fire
Posted at 9:57 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 21:58:44-04

HARLEM, Manhattan — Police said Tuesday they want to speak with another person in connection with Friday's deadly fire on a subway train near Harlem.

Officials released an image of the person they're searching for, last seen exiting the Central Park North–110th Street subway station at West 110th Street and Lenox Avenue.

An MTA worker was killed and up to 17 others were possibly injured when the fire broke out on a subway train near the Harlem station just north of Central Park early Friday, the FDNY said.

"We are devastated by this. This is a hard moment for New York City Transit," said Sarah Feinberg, Interim President of NYCT, at a press conference Friday.

According to the MTA and police, at around 3:15 a.m. as a northbound No. 2 train was pulling into the 110th Street/Lenox Avenue station, an MTA employee riding the train alerted the conductor to heavy smoke and fire coming from the second car.

Police previously released an image of someone they wanted to speak with regarding the incident. Tuesday's statement was related to a different person.