THURSDAY 4/14/2022 12:01 p.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged in this week’s Brooklyn subway attack has been ordered held without bail, with prosecutors saying he terrified the “entire city.”
Frank James was arrested in Manhattan on Wednesday, a day after the attack, and made his first appearance in federal court Thursday. Authorities say he unleashed smoke bombs and dozens of bullets in a train full of morning commuters, shooting 10 people. All were expected to survive.
Investigators are continuing the examine the 62-year-old’s possible motive.
James is charged with a federal terrorism offense, which pertains to violent attacks on mass transit systems. There is no evidence connecting him to terror organizations, international or otherwise, at this time, authorities say.
Brooklyn subway attack suspect due in court on terror charge
THURSDAY 4/14/2022 9:21 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — The man accused of committing a mass shooting on a subway train in Brooklyn is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday on federal terrorism charges.
Frank James, 62, was arrested in Manhattan a day after the attack in which 10 people were wounded by gunfire.
James didn’t respond to shouting reporters Wednesday as he was led from a police precinct into a car waiting to take him to a federal detention center.
Authorities say a trove of evidence connects James to the attack. His credit card and a key to a van he’d rented were found at the shooting scene. Officers also recovered the handgun used in the shooting, which tracing records show James purchased legally in Ohio in 2011.
Investigators were examining many hours of videos that James posted on social media, including one a day before the attack, in which he delivered profanity-laced diatribes about racism, society’s treatment of Black people, homelessness and violence. He also talked about his history of psychiatric treatment.
A lawyer appointed to represent James didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.