Suspect in NYC subway shooting arrested

Frank James
Posted at 1:00 PM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 14:38:25-04

The suspect in the New York subway attack has been arrested, according to multiple news reports.

Suspected Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James was arrested by patrol cops in the east village Wednesday, three law enforcement officials tell CNN. Patrol cops from the 9th precinct downtown arrested him, they said.

The arrest comes hours after law enforcement officials said they had linked the gun found at the scene to James. They have also said the gas mask used by the suspect at the scene was purchased on eBay.

However, an eBay spokesperson has not confirmed the purchase. Police believe James rented a U-Haul truck before the shooting. The truck was recovered in Brooklyn on Tuesday.

Authorities were examining social media videos in which the 62-year-old decried the United States as a racist place awash in violence and sometimes railed against the city’s mayor, Eric Adams.

In one YouTube video uploaded Monday, James reportedly said he thought about killing people who hurt him, CNN reported. At least 10 people were wounded in Tuesday's shooting. Numerous others were injured during the commotion.