Earlier this afternoon, NYPD officers arrested and handcuffed a man in the Lerner bookstore. Police officers on the scene declined to comment and Community Affairs at the 26th Precinct was unavailable. A Public Safety officer near the scene said that there had also been a call for help from a man being assaulted in the subway, and that he was with a female. A few minutes after the arrest, the female who had been in the subway, a high school-aged girl, was put into a police car near the gates. It is unclear at this time if the arrest and the reported assault are related.
We will keep you updated as we learn more information.