New York attack suspect arrested on Brooklyn subway
As millions of New Yorkers returned to their usual commute yesterday, the New York police arrested the suspect in the shooting of 10 people on a crowded subway in Brooklyn, injuring more than 20 people. CNN reported that two policemen spotted him on a Manhattan street and he was taken into custody.
Attorney General Bron Pace announced that the attacker would be prosecuted under the Anti-Terrorist Attacks on (..) Public Transportation Act, and if convicted, he would face a possible life sentence. The city's mayor, Eric Adams, named the alleged perpetrator as 62-year-old Frank James, the sole suspect in the mass shooting.
Before his arrest, the police provided some descriptions of him, indicating that he was of African descent and of strong physique. The attack injured more than 20 people.
A police source said that at this stage there was no indication that the attack was a terrorist act. "We were really lucky because it could have been worse," New York Police Chief Kishant Sewell said after the attack in which the suspect fired 33 bullets in the subway.
The New York Times reported that Frank James has a history of having residential addresses in Milwaukee and Pennsylvania, and has a series of disturbing fanatical videos online.