On Tuesday, police said they had arrested a suspected gunman who was watching sleeping homeless people on the streets of New York and Washington, killing at least two people and injuring three in less than two weeks.

Law enforcement arrested the suspect in Washington, D.C., and he was interviewed by police, the Metropolitan Police Department said on Twitter.

Earlier, police in two cities released several photos from surveillance cameras, including a close-up showing the man’s face, and urged people who may have known him to speak.

“More information will appear,” the statement said on Twitter. “Thank you to the community for all your advice.”

The mayors of New York and Washington on Monday appealed to the public for help in finding the gunman. However, on Monday, investigators admitted that they knew little about the suspected killer or his motives.

Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York City Mayor Eric Adams, speaking together at a news conference Monday, urged everyone living on the streets to go to city shelters where they can be safer.

“We know that our vulnerable residents are already facing a lot of daily dangers, and it is unreasonable for anyone to target this vulnerable population,” Bowser said.

Adams said New York City police and homeless brigades will focus on finding people who are not in subways and other places to encourage them to seek refuge in city shelters.

In Washington, city outreach workers handed out leaflets to the homeless, urging people to “be vigilant” and posting several photos of the suspect.

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