Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank R. James arrested in New York
The suspect in New York City subway shooting on Tuesday April 12, has been arrested.
Frank R. James, 62, is accused of shooting 10 people and leaving at least 19 others injured in a horror attack on a Brooklyn subway during Tuesday’s rush hour.
At 8:24am, the gunman donned a gas mask on a packed N train travelling to Manhattan from Sunset Park and opened a gas canister. He then opened fire inside the train and on the station platform as it pulled into 36 Street.
A gun, magazines, gas canisters, and fireworks were recovered from the scene and the NYPD recovered a U-Haul van allegedly rented by Mr James.
The motive remains unclear but disturbing YouTube videos show Mr. James ranting about Mayor Eric Adams, gun violence, the subway system, and NYC’s mental health system.
James is facing a federal terrorism charge and a possible punishment of life in prison, authorities said.
He was arrested Wednesday afternoon, April 13, in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood after police received a tip, New York Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters. James was taken into custody without incident, Sewell said.
A law enforcement source told CBS News that authorities believe the man who called Crime Stoppers and tipped authorities off to James’ whereabouts may have been James himself.
According to police sources, James called the NYPD, and told them that he was the man police are looking for and that he wants to turn himself in.
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