Frank James will face a federal judge on Thursday for a preliminary hearing after being arrested in a Brooklyn subway shooting on Tuesday.
James, 62, is accused of shooting 10 people and injuring about 2 dozen others in a subway train at 36th Street and 4th Avenue stations in Brooklyn. No casualties were reported.
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James complained that he was at McDonald’s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and would wait for police there. He was arrested while walking about two blocks away.
New York City Police Commissioner Kichant Sewell said after James’s arrest, “We were able to quickly compress his world. He had nowhere to run.”
James has been charged with a federal terrorist act in public transit and has been sentenced to life in prison, prosecutors say.
James has been expressing black nationalist views on social media for years. In YouTube videos posted by James, he talks about violence and murder “You have to die,” James said in a video labeled “Stop All.”
NYC Mayor Eric Adams has called for a national response to gun violence following the shooting. He added that there would be changes at the city level – including increasing the police presence on the subway and fixing ineffective surveillance cameras.
Police offered a 50,000 reward for information leading to James’ arrest.