Man uses brick to smash 10 advertising screens in Manhattan subway station: police

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — Police are searching for a man that allegedly vandalized multiple advertising screens inside of a Manhattan subway station causing around $30,000 in damages.

Police say a man allegedly pulled a brick from his backpack before using it to smash 10 advertising screens in the 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue subway station around 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday.

The man then fled an in unknown direction, according to authorities.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).


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