A 62-year-old man, Frank James was arrested by the police today following the shooting that took place in the New York Subway. Officials said that James was the sole suspect in the shooting at Brooklyn’s 36th Street station on 12 April in which 23 people were wounded.
“My fellow New Yorkers: we got him,” Mayor Eric Adams told a news conference announcing the arrest. James was spotted by officers on a Manhattan Street, and arrested, said New York Police Department commissioner Keechant Sewell. He was taken into custody without incident and will be charged over Tuesday’s attack.
@MrAndyNgo tweeted “Breaking: NYPD named Frank James as a person of interest in the #Brooklyn mass shooting. I looked into his social media. Like the Waukesha suspect & the Louisville BLM activist who allegedly tried to assassinate a mayoral candidate, he appeared to be a fan of black nationalism”. @domenicadelia22 also tweeted” NYPD named Frank James as a person of interest in Brooklyn’s mass shooting. At least 29 people were injured🙏🏼Frank James was on the FBI Terrorist list until 2019! Another miss from the FBI😡Many of James posts on FB leads authorities to believe he’s a black nationalist!”.
The police said that Frank James will be charged on several counts, including the violation of a federal law which prohibits “terrorist and other violent attacks” against mass transit systems, and he could face life in prison if found guilty.