The suspected New York City subway shooter, Frank James, has been captured and is now in federal custody. Law enforcement sources say James himself called in the crime stoppers tip, leading New York Police Department officers to arrest him on a Manhattan street.
“Less than 30 hours later, we are able to say we got him,” stated Mayor Eric Adams, New York City.
James is now charged with several crimes. If convicted, he may face a sentence of life in prison.
“Frank James has been charged by complaint in Brooklyn Federal Court with one count of violating 18 U.S.C. Sections 1992, A7 and B1, which prohibits terrorist and other violent attacks against mass transportation systems,” shared Breon Peace, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Just one day before the shooting, James posted a video online ranting about his desire to kill and advocating mass violence. Investigators revealed James’ dark past and many crimes.
“Those include possession of burglary tools, four times. Criminal sex act, theft of service, two times,” stated Chief James Essig, NYPD chief of detectives.
James is set to have his first court appearance today in Brooklyn federal court.