Sources said two sergeants with the Manhattan South Detective Bureau were investigating a fatal overnight stabbing at a West 31st Street single-room-occupancy hotel when they noticed a man who looked almost identical to the suspected gunman, down to his clothing, hanging around.
According to reports, cops approached the guy to interview him, telling him he looked just like the Times Square suspect. According to sources, the man who was not involved in the stabbing but claimed to live at the SRO responded, “I’m his brother.”
Muhammad is now on the run from the cops. According to reports, the man then informed police that his brother had been firing at him during the Times Square shooting. According to the NYposte a source told, “Textbook detective work,”
A source added, “We have our heavy hunters looking for him,”
According to reports, the suspect has previously been arrested, including last year for allegedly assaulting a random passerby who attempted to intervene when Muhammad began harassing a couple on the street.