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Pics/Vids: NYC subway shooter arrested after manhunt

NYPD patrol car (Giacomo Barbaro/Flickr)
April 13, 2022

The suspect who opened fire on a busy subway train in Brooklyn, New York has been taken into custody following a manhunt.

Photos of Frank James, 62, were posted on Facebook showing the suspect in the East Village near St. Marks Place and First Avenue. NYPD quickly responded to the scene and arrested him, ABC News reported.

A Twitter user said he witnessed James’ arrest in East Village and shared video of the incident.

At least 29 people were injured in the incident. As of Wednesday, only four of those wounded in the shooting remained hospitalized.

Another angle of the arrest was also posted online.

“Brooklyn shooting suspect Frank James arrested while strolling NYC street; terror-related charges expected,” the New York Post tweeted along with a photo of James.

According to the NYPD, James has ties in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City. He has been arrested in New York nine times and New Jersey three times for offenses that include burglaries, a criminal sex act, trespassing and disorderly conduct.

“We still do not know the suspect’s motivation,” New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said late Tuesday. “Clearly this individual boarded the train and was intent on violence.”

Sewell also said she ramped up security for New York City Mayor Eric Adams after police discovered “concerning posts” on social media.

“There are some postings possibly connected to our person of interest where he mentions homelessness, he mentions New York and he does mention Mayor Adams,” Sewell told reporters. “And as a result of that, in an abundance of caution, we’re going to tighten the mayor’s security detail.”

Yeshiva World News reporter Moshe Schwartz shared photos of the aftermath of the shooting showing people on the ground next to pools of blood.

Brooklyn borough president Antonio Reynoso warned ABC News Live that “more cops is not necessarily going to solve” the surge of crime occurring in New York’s subway system.

“I think there are root causes to this violence that exists, mostly mental health at this point, is what we’re seeing in New York City. And that’s where we should be spending resources and energy,” Reynoso said. “More cops to respond to a crime won’t necessarily stop the crime. In this case, this individual was inside a train car — unless you believe that you can put a police officer in every single train car in New York City, which is physically impossible … that’s not the way we’re going to solve that issue.”