Grand Jury Indicts Brooklyn Subway Capturing Suspect on Terrorism Expenses

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A federal grand jury has indicted a person suspected of capturing up a New York Metropolis subway practice final month — an assault that wounded 10 folks and rattled a metropolis already experiencing an increase in violent crime.

The panel charged Frank James, 62, on Friday with committing a terrorist assault or different violence in opposition to a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm throughout a violent crime. Each counts carry a most sentence of life in jail. The weapons depend has a 10-year obligatory minimal sentence.

James was arrested on April 13, about 30 hours after authorities say he drove from Philadelphia and unleashed smoke bombs and dozens of bullets in a practice filled with morning commuters because it approached a Brooklyn station. The capturing victims ranged in age from 16 to 60; all have been anticipated to outlive.

Authorities mentioned James’s financial institution card, cellphone and a key to a van he had rented have been discovered on the capturing scene. Police additionally mentioned they discovered the handgun used within the capturing and traced it to James.

>> MY FELLOW NEW YORKERS, WE >>> MY FELLOW NEW YORKERS, WE GOT HIM. >> NOW AT 5:00, A SIGH OF >> NOW AT 5:00, A SIGH OF RELIEF, THE ALLEGED SUBWAY SHOOTER IS NOW OFF THE STREETS. ARRESTED IN MANHATTAN AFTER SHOOTING TEN PEOPLE ON THE SHOOTING TEN PEOPLE ON THE SUBWAY IN BROOKLYN YESTERDAY. HOW POLICE TRACKED HIM DOWN AND HOW THE PUBLIC HELPED. >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. Iu2019M ADAM KUPERSTEIN. NEW YORKERS ARE BREATHING EASIER TONIGHT, ONE DAY AFTER THAT MASS SHOOTING ON A SUBWAY TRAIN. POLICE HAVE TRACKED DOWN THE ALLEGED SHOOTER. TONIGHT, HEu2019S FACING TERRORISM CHARGES. >> WHY DID YOU SHOOT ALL THOSE PEOPLE? WHY DID YOU SHOOT ALL THOSE PEOPLE, FRANK? PEOPLE, FRANK? >> THAT RIGHT THERE IS A LOOK FROM JUST WITHIN THE LAST HOUR. FRANK JAMES LED OUT OF THE ninth PRECINCT IN THE EAST VILLAGE IN HANDCUFFS. IN JUST HOURS BEFORE THAT, NEWS 4 WAS THE FIRST ON AIR WHEN HE WAS ARRESTED A FEW BLOCKS AWAY. JUST AFTER 1:30 THIS AFTERNOON, JUST AFTER 1:30 THIS AFTERNOON, OFFICERS SAY THEY FOUND THE 66 62-YEAR-OLD NEAR ST. MARKu2019S 62-YEAR-OLD NEAR ST. MARKu2019S PLACE AND 1st AVENUE. IT CAME 30 HOURS AFTER POLICE SAY JAMES SHOT TEN PEOPLE DURING THE MORNING RUSH IN SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN. POLICE WERE SENT RUN PEOPLE WERE SENT RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES. AFTER THE ATTACK, POLICE SAY JAMES HOPPED ON AN R TRAIN, GOT OFF AT twenty fifth STREET AND TRACKED OFF AT twenty fifth STREET AND TRACKED ENTERING THE SUBWAY AGAIN AT THE seventh AVENUE F TRAIN STOP IN PARK SLOPE. EVENTUALLY HE MADE IT TO MANHATTAN WHERE HE WAS ULTIMATELY CAUGHT. WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE, WE HAVE LIVE TEAM COVERAGE, STARTING WITH SARAH WALLACE LIVE IN THE EAST VILLAGE WHERE AS IN THE EAST VILLAGE WHERE AS MAYOR ADAMS SAYS THEY GOT HIM. >> Reporter: YES, THEY DID GET HIM. THEY GOT HIM RIGHT HERE ON THIS BLOCK OF FIRST AVENUE, NORTH OF ST. MARKu2019S PLACE. WITNESSES TOLD US THE SUSPECT DIDNu2019T RESIST AT ALL, UNLIKE THE FURY HE ALLEGEDLY UNLEASHED ON FURY HE ALLEGEDLY UNLEASHED ON THAT BROOKLYN SUBWAY TRAIN YESTERDAY MORNING. >> HE HAS BAG, HE WAS WALKING, AND HE PUT THE BAG ON THE STREET LIKE THIS. I SEE THE PEOPLE, GUYS, PEOPLE WAS WALKING BEHIND HIM. I SAID KEEP FAR FROM HIM. >> Reporter: THIS MAN WORKS ON SECURITY SYSTEMS ALONG THIS SECURITY SYSTEMS ALONG THIS BLOCK OF 1st AVENUE ON THE EAST VILLAGE. HE SAYS HE SAW THE MOST WANTED HE SAYS HE SAW THE MOST WANTED MAN IN AMERICA, 62-YEAR-OLD FRANK JAMES WAURKWALKING DOWN TH FRANK JAMES WAURKWALKING DOWN TH BLOCK AND FLAGGED A POLICE OFFICER ACROSS THE STREET. >> I SEE HIM WALKING FROM OVER THERE. I SAW THE POLICE. THIS IS THAT GUY. HE DID THAT PROBLEM IN BROOKLYN. GET HIM. >> Reporter: COPS WERE TIPPED BY >> Reporter: COPS WERE TIPPED BY SOMEBODY AT A NEARBY McDONALDu2019S THAT JAMES HAD LEFT THERE BY THE TIME POLICE ARRIVED. TIME POLICE ARRIVED. BUDDY WAS IN A NEIGHBORHOOD BAR. >> IN THE BAR, AND WHEN I CAME OUT, JUST SAW THE SQUAD CARS. OUT, JUST SAW THE SQUAD CARS. THATu2019S WHEN I CAME OUT TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON. >> Reporter: DID HE APPEAR TO BE PUTTING UP ANY RESISTANCE? >> NONE AT ALL. I THINK HE KNEW HE GOT BUSTED. Iu2019M GLAD HEu2019S OFF THE STREET. >> Reporter: THE MASSIVE MANHUNT >> Reporter: THE MASSIVE MANHUNT BEGAN IMMEDIATELY AFTER JAMES ALLEGEDLY SET OFF SMOKE GRENADES ALLEGEDLY SET OFF SMOKE GRENADES AND FIRED 33 SHOTS DURING THE HEIGHT OF YESTERDAY MORNINGu2019S RUSH. >> WE BELIEVE THAT AFTER FIRING >> WE BELIEVE THAT AFTER FIRING HIS WEAPON 33 TIMES AT INNOCENT NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY RIDERS THIS MR. JAMES BOARDED AN R TRAIN THAT PULLED INTO THE STATION, WENT ONE STOP UP AND EXITED AT twenty fifth STREET. twenty fifth STREET. >> Reporter: AUTHORITIES SAY JAMES LEFT A TRAIL OF CRITICAL EVIDENCE BEHIND. EVIDENCE BEHIND. AND MORE THAN TWO DOZEN VICTIMS, INCLUDING THIS PREGNANT WOMAN WHO DIDNu2019T WANT TO SHOW HER FACE. SHE DESCRIBED THE HORROR OF SHE DESCRIBED THE HORROR OF TRYING TO SHIELD HERSELF FROM THE GUNFIRE. >> THIS GUY IS JUST SHOOTING, SHOOTING, SHOOTING AND WEu2019RE TRYING TO GET OUT, GET TO THE NEXT CAR AND WEu2019RE YELLING, LIKE, YOU KNOW, BREAK THE DOOR, BREAK THE DOOR. >> Reporter: SHE FOUND AN >> Reporter: SHE FOUND AN OPENING UNDER A SUBWAY BENCH. >> SLID UNDERNEATH THE BENCH AND JUST PRAYING THAT I GET TO SEE MY KID AGAIN. AND THINKING ABOUT THE LAST THING I SAID TO HER, LAST THING THING I SAID TO HER, LAST THING SHE SAID TO ME. >> Reporter: FORTUNATELY ALL OF THE VICTIMS WE BELIEVE WILL RECOVER AT LEAST PHYSICALLY. AS FOR JAMES, HE WILL BE ARRAIGNED IN FEDERAL COURT ON FEDERAL CHARGES. FEDERAL CHARGES. WE UNDERSTAND THAT HE IS NOT WE UNDERSTAND THAT HE IS NOT COOPERATING AND HAS ASKED FOR AN ATTORNEY. LIVE FROM THE EAST VILLAGE, SARAH WALLACE, NEWS 4 NEW YORK. SARAH WALLACE, NEWS 4 NEW YORK. >>> NEWS 4 THE FIRST TO OBTAIN THIS VIDEO HERE. YOU SEE FRANK JAMES TWO HOURS BEFORE THE SHOOTING YESTERDAY. POLICE TELL US IT WAS TAKEN AT 6:15 A.M. AT THE KINGS HIGHWAY STATION ON THE N LINE. EIGHT STOPS FROM WHERE THAT MASS EIGHT STOPS FROM WHERE THAT MASS SHOOTING TOOK PLACE. POLICE SAY THAT JAMES IS WEARING THE ORANGE VEST AND THAT CONSTRUCTION LOOKING HELMET AS CONSTRUCTION LOOKING HELMET AS HE WALKED IN WITH A BAG. AND A DISTURBING NARRATIVE UNFOLDING ABOUT HIS PAST. FRANK JAMES HAD A CRIMINAL RECORD IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY. AND IT WAS ON YOUTUBE WHERE HE POSTED VIOLENT RANTS ABOUT EVERYTHING FROM SHOOTINGS TO HOMELESSNESS AND MAYOR ADAMS SUBWAY SAFETY PLAN. BUT THE MOTIVE BEHIND BUT THE MOTIVE BEHIND YESTERDAYu2019S SHOOTING STILL IS NOT KNOWN. JONATHAN DIENST IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM COVERING THE NEWSROOM COVERING THE INVESTIGATION. >> HOW THIS CASE ENDED COULD HAVE A SURPRISING TWIST. INVESTIGATORS TELL US THEYu2019RE INVESTIGATORS TELL US THEYu2019RE LOOKING TO SEE IF FRANK JAMES ENDED THE SEARCH HIMSELF, CALLING IN TO THE TIPS LINE HIMSELF THAT HE WAS ON A McDONALDu2019S ON THE LOWER EAST SIDE AND SAID, Iu2019M FRANK, I THINK Iu2019M THE GUY YOU GUYS ARE LOOKING FOR. HE MIGHT HAVE CALLED POLICE ON HIMSELF, THATu2019S BEING LOOKED HIMSELF, THATu2019S BEING LOOKED INTO, BUT CONSISTENT WITH THE PICTURE BEING PAINTED BY AUTHORITIES OF A TROUBLED MAN WITH A TROUBLED PAST. FROM YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH RANTS, FROM YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH RANTS, PROFANITY AND ALLEGED THREATS, POLICE SAY FRANK JAMES CAME TO NEW YORK TO KILL. NEW YORK TO KILL. >> HE POPPED THE SMOKE GRENADE AND WE HAVE ONE WITNESS WHO SAYS, WHAT DID YOU DO? HE GOES, OOPS, AND POPS THE TWO, BRANDISHES THE FIREARM, AND FIRES 33 TIMES. >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SAY IT WAS THE EVIDENCE LEFT BEHIND, FIREWORKS, CREDIT CARDS, KEYS TO FIREWORKS, CREDIT CARDS, KEYS TO THE U-HAUL FOUND LATER PARKED A FEW MILES AWAY, AND SURVEILLANCE VIDEO SHOWING HIM IN THE SUBWAY. VIDEO SHOWING HIM IN THE SUBWAY. AND THE GUN ITSELF ALLEGEDLY PURCHASED IN HIS OWN NAME IN THE MIDWEST YEARS AGO, A BREAK THAT MIDWEST YEARS AGO, A BREAK THAT AGENTS SAY FIRST CONNECTED HIM DIRECTLY TO THE THE SHOOTING. >> THE TIMELINE ON THIS GUNu2019S >> THE TIMELINE ON THIS GUNu2019S LIFE SPENT 16 YEARS AND FIVE STATES, 12 HOURS AFTER THIS ATTACK ATF AGENTS WERE ABLE TO CLOSE THE LOOP ON THAT EXTENSIVE TIME SPAN AND DETERMINED THAT FRANK JAMES PURCHASED THAT FIREARM FROM A FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEE IN OHIO, 2011. >> Reporter: FEDERAL PROSECUTORS >> Reporter: FEDERAL PROSECUTORS CHARGING JAMES WITH A TERROR RELATED ATTACK ON MASS TRANSIT A CHARGE THAT COULD CARRY LIFE IN PRISON. THE COMPLAINT DETAILS HOW AFTER RENTING THE U-HAUL A WEEK AGO, YESTERDAY, JAMES DROVE IT INTO NEW YORK, ALLEGEDLY LOADED WITH HIS ARSENAL,CROSSING THE VERRAZANO BRIDGE. VERRAZANO BRIDGE. HE ESCAPED TAKING THE TRAIN ACROSS THE PLATFORM, ONE STOP. UNCLEAR IF THE TRAIN GOING TO THE thirty sixth STREET STATION WAS HIS ULTIMATE TARGET, BUT PROSECUTORS SAY TARGETING THE INNOCENT WAS CERTAINLY PART OF HIS PLAN. >> FRANK JAMES DID KNOWINGLY AND WITHOUT LAWFUL AUTHORITY AND PERMISSION COMMIT AN ACT PERMISSION COMMIT AN ACT INCLUDING THE USE OF A DANGEROUS WEAPON WITH THE INTENT TO CAUSE DEATH AND SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. DEATH AND SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. >> Reporter: INVESTIGATORS SAY THE FIREWORKS WERE BOUGHT IN MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, WHERE HE ONCE LIVED. >> I DONu2019T SEE HIM. I HEAR HIM SOMETIMES YELLING ON THE PHONE. >> Reporter: THIS AFTERNOON, SHORTLY AFTER NEWS OF THE ARREST SHORTLY AFTER NEWS OF THE ARREST BROKE, THE MAYOR OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED THE BREAK THIS WAY. >> WE GOT HIM. >> Reporter: WITH THE FEDERAL >> Reporter: WITH THE FEDERAL CHARGES TODAY, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BROOKLYN D.A. SAYS THEY ARE FOR NOW NOT FILING STATE CHARGES. ONE FINAL NOTE, WEu2019RE TOLD THE FBI AND POLICE HAVE RECOVERED A CELL PHONE THAT BELONGS TO JAMES AND THAT THEYu2019RE TRYING TO GO THROUGH IT TO SEE IF IT WILL TELL HIM MORE ABOUT WHY HE CARRIED OUT THE SUBWAY ATTACK YESTERDAY. ADAM? >> WEu2019LL SEE WHAT WE LEARN FROM THAT CELL PHONE, JONATHAN DIENST, THANK YOU. DIENST, THANK YOU. >>> THE MTA SAW A SMALL DROP IN RIDERSHIP AFTER THE SUBWAY ATTACK YESTERDAY. ATTACK YESTERDAY. ABOUT 160,000 FEWER PEOPLE RODE THE RAILS COMPARED TO DAY BEFORE. IT IS A DROP, BUT ONLY A 5% DROP AND THAT SPIRIT OF PERSEVERANCE PRESENT TODAY IN SUNSET PARK. IT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD HOME TO A IT IS A NEIGHBORHOOD HOME TO A LOT OF FAMILIES, LARGE LATINO AND ASIAN COMMUNITY THERE. AND JOHN CHANDLER TALKED TO AND JOHN CHANDLER TALKED TO PEOPLE THERE. THEY PRESS ON WITH THEIR LIVES. THEY PRESS ON WITH THEIR LIVES. >> Reporter: THAT IS TRUE. WITH A SENSE OF RELIEF AND WORD OF AN ARREST, ALSO A SENSE THAT THEY NEED TO SEE SOME MEANINGFUL ACTION TOWARDS MAKING SUBWAYS AND COMMUNITIES HERE IN NEW YORK AND COMMUNITIES HERE IN NEW YORK MUCH SAFER. HERE, A SENTIMENT IF THIS COULD HAPPEN HERE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD LIKE SUNSET PARK, IT COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE IN THE CITY. HAPPEN ANYWHERE IN THE CITY. HERE IN SUNSET PARK WHERE THEY PRIDE THEMSELVES IN DIVERSITY AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS, PEOPLE SAY THE LAST THING YOU THINK SAY THE LAST THING YOU THINK ABOUT HERE IS CRIME. IN SUNSET PARK, DAILY LIFE GOES ON. WITH JOBS TO GET TO, SCHOOLS TO ATTEND, GROCERIES TO SHOP FOR. >> I FEEL LIKE DISAPPOINTED. >> I FEEL LIKE DISAPPOINTED. NOT UNSAFE, LIKE, BECAUSE SUNSET IS NOT LIKE THAT. >> Reporter: TUESDAY MORNINGu2019S SUBWAY SHOOTING IS RAW AND A SUBWAY SHOOTING IS RAW AND A LITTLE TOO REAL. >> CONSIDERING MY DAUGHTERu2019S SCHOOL IS RIGHT THERE, I WAS VERY SHOOK AND MY HUSBAND TAKES VERY SHOOK AND MY HUSBAND TAKES THE TRAIN EVERY MORNING AT 8:30. >> Reporter: THIS MAN WONDERS ABOUT SAFETY IN THE CITY. >> SUPER SCARY. >> SUPER SCARY. PART OF WHAT MAKES EVERYONE SO UNCERTAIN, IF ANYONE DECIDES TO UNCERTAIN, IF ANYONE DECIDES TO GO OFF, WHAT THIS AREARE THEY GO DO. >> Reporter: THERE ARE MORE POLICE PATROLLING PLATFORMS. IN THE HOURS AFTER thirty sixth STREET IN THE HOURS AFTER thirty sixth STREET BECAME A CRIME SCENE, GOVERNOR HOCHUL VOWED TO STOP RISING VIOLENCE. >> Iu2019M COMMITTING THE FULL RESOURCES OF OUR STATE TO FIGHT THIS SURGE OF CRIME. >> Reporter: TO THAT, THERE IS SUNSET PARK, CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC. >> WITH THE EXTRA COPS ON THE >> WITH THE EXTRA COPS ON THE STREET, WHAT DID IT HELP? >> I WANT TO KNOW Iu2019LL BE OKAY, Iu2019LL GET TO WHERE I NEED TO GO Iu2019LL GET TO WHERE I NEED TO GO AND THERE WONu2019T BE AN ISSUE. >> Reporter: PIERRE SAYS SAFETY IS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST UPPING PATROLS. >> Iu2019M NOT SAYING THAT THROWING MORE COPS WONu2019T STOP ANYTHING, BUT THATu2019S A QUICK FIX RIGHT NOW. IT IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD IT IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD REALLY BE DONE IN ORDER TO GET PROGRESS. >> WE HAVE A HUGE GUN ISSUE. >> WE HAVE A HUGE GUN ISSUE. WE HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE. 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James is jailed with out bail. An arraignment hasn’t but been scheduled, in accordance with the U.S. lawyer’s workplace for New York’s Jap District.

A lawyer representing James on the time of his arrest cautioned to not rush to judgment and famous that James alerted police to his whereabouts. James was arrested in Manhattan’s East Village after he referred to as a tip line saying he was at a quick meals restaurant in that part of town.

A motive for the assault is unclear. In quite a few rants he posted on YouTube, James, who’s Black, made bigoted remarks about folks of assorted backgrounds and railed in opposition to New York Mayor Eric Adams and complained about psychological well being care he obtained within the metropolis years in the past.

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