NEW YORK (Fwrd Axis) — Police have arrested Frank R. James, the suspect in the New York subway shooting, on Wednesday morning and he will face federal terrorism charges after he opened fire on a crowded New York subway, wounding 10 people and injured 13 others.
Police believe James called the tip line himself, saying he was at a McDonald’s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. However, police declined to officially say who made the call at the news conference.
“We used every resource at our disposal to gather and process significant evidence that directly links Mr. James to the shooting,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters.
“We were able to shrink his world quickly. There was nowhere left for him to run.”
James will be charged with a federal crime, carrying out a terrorist act on mass transit, U.S. Attorney Breon Peace said.
“Yesterday was a dark day for all of us,” Peace said. “But the bright spots of the incredible heroism of our fellow New Yorkers, helping each other in a time of crisis, the quick response by our first responders, and the hard work by all of our law enforcement partners that has been ongoing is truly a bright spot here.”
Peace said James will face life in prison if he is convicted.
James has been arrested a total of nine times. Those allegations include possession of burglary tools, a criminal sex act, and theft of service. He has also been accused of trespassing, larceny, and disorderly conduct.
New York Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday he considered this attack an act intended to bring terror to subway riders.
“Anytime you have a person that uses a smoke device, you have a person who discharges a weapon in the system, that appeared to place a gas mask on his face, that is a person that is intentionally trying terrorize our system,” Adams said on MSNBC.