Cops show suspect in New York shooting to Fox News’ Adam Klotz

Police released a photo of a fourth suspect in the wild subway battle to Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz — who revealed in a new interview how members of the violent crew encouraged each other to “put him to sleep.”

A surveillance image released by the NYPD on Monday night shows a young-looking man in a black jacket and light-colored sweater. The suspect remains at large and is believed to be connected to the brutal early Saturday attack on Klotz, 37, on a southbound 1 train near 18th Street.

Three of the suspects — two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old — were arrested shortly after the attack and then released, cops said.

Cops believe this suspect is connected to Saturday’s attack on Adam Klotz on the 1 train.

“This whole group comes up and gangs up on me, jumps on me and just starts beating me and kicking me,” Klotz recalled in interview on Monday night with Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson. “I hear, ‘Put him to sleep, put him to sleep, put him to sleep, put him to sleep.’ They wanted to knock me out.

“And my goal at this point is just to cover my head, because once you’re passed out, who knows what’s going to happen?” added the forecaster, whose face was still bruised from the attack. “And I was able to avoid that, but they were kicking me up and down the side, kind of stomping on me. They are certainly into their work.”

Klotz said the chaos began when he was walking home after the Giants game at a bar with friends.

Cops show suspect in New York shooting to Fox News’ Adam Klotz
Klotz said the teenagers “set on him.”

He felt compelled to intervene, he said, when he witnessed the crew set a senior’s hair on fire.

“A group of, I’d say about seven teenagers, one started lighting up a joint and with the lighter still in his hand, he just put a live lighter in an old man’s hair and it blew up like a matchbox,” Klotz said. “His whole head was on fire. And the man knocked out his [hair].”

“I just sat there and watched him, how could you not [intervene]?” recalled Klotz.[I said], ‘Wow guys, you can’t do that.’ And then they just didn’t want to be told what they could or couldn’t do. So suddenly the focus was on me.

Whiel Klotz said he wants someone to be responsible for what he really wants "is some change."
While Klotz said he wants someone to be held accountable, what he really wants “is some change.”
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The suspects asked him if there was a problem before Klotz repeated, “You can’t do that,” he said.

One of them sneered: “Try to stop me,” according to the forecaster.

“So I took a left, a pretty good left [that] I kind of hit my head back against the wall,” Klotz said.

Klotz said he moved to another car – thinking the worst was over – but the same group found him and attacked him again a short time later.

Adam Klotz on a motorcycle in a Facebook photo.
Klotz called on Mayor Eric Adams to “do something more long-term” to prevent future crimes of this nature.
Facebook/Adam Klotz

The three young thugs, already released on “juvenile citations,” can be charged only if Klotz files a complaint with the city’s probation department, which will then decide whether to refer the case to the law department, officials said Sunday.

Juvenile reports given to them are served on youths who are alleged to have committed an act that would constitute a crime if committed by an adult.

However, police said on Monday they were questioning the elderly man who was allegedly attacked first by the teenagers – and could still press charges against the rowdy crew.

“The decision was to get all the information before we move forward,” NYPD Deputy Chief Kevin Maloney told The Post. “The decision was made to release them to their parents and make efforts to identify the other victim, which we did.”

“We’re talking to him right now to see if there are any appropriate charges,” Maloney said. “They can be issued tickets to appear in family court.”

Adam Klotz gives the weather on FOX News.
Klotz said he felt compelled to intervene when he saw the crew setting an elderly man’s hair on fire.

Asked by “Fox & Friends” earlier Monday if he would press charges, Klotz was noncommittal.

“I want someone to be held accountable, but really what I want is some kind of change. I don’t want this to happen to anybody else, and I don’t think it’s necessarily just these kids that get in trouble,” he said. “Where’s the structural stuff?”

“I want [Mayor] Eric Adams to do something longer-term so that this doesn’t happen to anybody else, more than me just getting some short-term revenge,” he said.

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