Brooklyn Subway Shooter Arrested In Manhattan, Will Face Federal Terrorism Charges

Update (1430ET): The NYPD have now confirmed the arrest, and also that the suspect will be hit with federal charges. Fox News is reporting that a tip to the NYPD's "crime stoppers" hotline helped police bring the suspect into custody, with citizens surreptitiously taking photos of the suspect on their phones, leading police to arrest him near St. Mark's Place.

Brooklyn Subway Shooter Arrested In Manhattan, Will Face Federal Terrorism Charges

An NYPD news conference is being held shortly.

After being introduced by John Miller, Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism at the NYPD, Mayor Adams proclaimed "my fellow New Yorkers: we got him" before thanking "everybody" who called in tips, and praised the investigators for bringing in the suspect less than 30 hours after the crime. He was arrested by officers from NYPD's 9th precinct. He will face federal terrorism charges, and will likely face a sentence of life in prison.

A representative from the FBI took a minute to deny reports that James had been investigated by FBI agents in New Mexico.

"To date, we have found no record of Frank R James in connection with the shooting yesterday...reports that FBI agents in the New Mexico field office are inaccurate".

NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell then confirmed that "moments ago, Frank Robert James was arrested...on the corner of St Marks Place and First Avenue in Manhattan". She confirmed that he will face federal terror charges related to "yesterday's appalling crime".

James had ties to Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, New Jersey and other states had been arrested on a host of crimes, including 9 in NYC and 3 in New Jersey. His many prior crimes range from sex-related offenses to larceny to "tampering". The gun he used in the shooting was purchased by him in Ohio back in 2011.

One of the citizens who apparently aided in the suspect's arrest, a 21-year-old bodega worker from Syria, spoke to the press about the experience.

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Update (1400ET): In the first major break in the case since yesterday's shooting, a handful of law enforcement sources have reportedly told NBC News that Frank James is now in police custody following a manhunt that lasted more than a day, and started with the brutal gruesome shooting Tuesday morning in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The suspect, who was reportedly arrested in Manhattan, is alleged to have shot ten people before making his escape on a subway car.

Meanwhile, video of the arrest has already reached social media.

Of course, this horrible crime could have possibly been prevented if the FBI hadn't 'cleared' the suspect back in 2019. But then again, they were preoccupied.

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Update (1250ET): Hours after Frank James was officially named the suspect in yesterday's shooting, YouTube finally decided to remove his channel (which had only a few hundred subscribers) where he shared rants about the evils of "whitey" and other tenants of what some have branded a racist ideology.

The channel remained live and uncensored for hours for roughly an entire day after James was identified by NYPD as the sole person of interest in the crime. That status was updated to suspect on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, a video has surfaced on Twitter purporting to show James before the attack.

Doesn't exactly look like somebody who could pull off a daring getaway. Fortunately, as news reports initially stated, he was able to escape with an assist from a train carrying the injured to safety.

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Update (0930ET): In what appears to be the only real news concerning the manhunt for the suspect in yesterday's shooting, NYC Mayor Eric Adams appeared on "Good Morning America" and NPR Wednesday morning to confirm that Frank James is the only suspect in yesterday's mass shooting in Brooklyn.

Per NPR by way of the AP:

Investigators had initially been searching for Frank R. James as a person of interest. Police said Tuesday that James rented a van possibly connected to Tuesday's violence, but that they weren't sure whether he was responsible for the shooting itself. Adams, speaking to NPR on Wednesday morning, did not offer details on why officials were now seeking James as a suspect beyond citing “new information that became available to the team.”

Meanwhile, Adams confirmed that the search is "still active". As for whether he has been updated to a "suspect", WSJ just reported minutes ago that he has officially been upgraded to "suspect" (Adams said earlier that the NYPD believed he had acted alone).

Adams also said he's open to "new technologies" like installing metal detectors at the entrances of subway stations.

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Update (0900ET): Minutes after a headline hit claiming that the NYPD had finally apprehended the main suspect in yesterday's shooting, a retraction has been issued clarifying that the suspect remains "at large".

  • CORRECT: JAMES NAMED SUSPECT IN NYC SHOOTING,STILL AT LARGE: ABC

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Update (0900ET): Minutes after reporting that the main suspect in yesterday's Brooklyn shooting had been apprehended and was "in custody", the headline has mysteriously been retracted.

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Update (0850ET): ABC News is reporting that the NYPD has finally apprehended the main suspect in yesterday's brutal shooting at a subway station in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Sunset Park.

  • *NYC SUBWAY SHOOTING SUSPECT FRANK JAMES IN CUSTODY: ABC

Meanwhile, the NYT reported earlier that the MTA had resumed full subway service at the station following the completion of the NYPD investigation.

Developing...

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As New Yorkers confront the latest in what seems like an unceasing stream of increasingly gruesome and brutal crimes (unfolding during the opening months of former NYPD Captain and newly inaugurated Mayor Eric Adams, who has promised to combat crime), law enforcement is facing up to the realization that the suspect (as is tragically common in mass shootings and other incidents of 'terrorism' extreme violence) had previously set off flags that probably should have warranted a closer look.

It started yesterday with Newsweek reporting that the suspect (still at large) in the shooting - Frank James - had been investigated and cleared by the FBI in 2019. Soon after that report emerged, thousands of people scouring James' social-media presence made a truly shocking (if unsurprising) discovery: the suspect who shot at least 10 people in a terrifying and meticulously planned mass shooting (police found explosive devices that didn't detonate) has been publishing bizarre, hate-filled rants on YouTube praising other mass shooters terrorists and calling on people to kill "whitey".

Amazingly, YouTube hasn't yet taken down the page, which - as far as we can tell - still includes all of the hateful videos that media outlets have reported on extensively overnight.

In one video, James verbally attacked NYC Mayor Adams, saying he had been through the city’s mental health system due to a "mental health" issue that had gotten him "locked up". In the system, he said, he experienced a kind of violence that would make someone "go and get a gun and shoot motherfuckers."

In his videos, he appears to express support for an extreme "black nationalist" ideology. At certain points, he even expresses a hatred or dislike for black people, referring to them as racial slurs which we won't repeat here (although you can find some examples over at the Daily Beast).

At one point, James calls upon "black Jesus" to "kill all the whiteys".

Older posts showed him sharing positive messages about Cuban Communist dictator Fidel Castro.

Describing himself as a "prophet of doom", James at one point described 9/11 as "the most beautiful day, probably in the history of this fucking world."

His posts included references to current events, from the Will Smith-Chris Rock "slap" to Ketanji Brown Jackson being elevated to SCOTUS: "I had no idea, with that African name, that she would be married to a white man. One of my subscribers brought that to my attention. Yeah. Our black sister Supreme Court Justice, power to the people, is married to a f**king white man. (Crying) I don't believe this sh*t. Oh God! Wait a minute. This motherf**ker right there, there he is. There he is! White man! Black sister, Ketanji, married to a white man."

Apparently, James posted posts inciting violence on Facebook for years, without them being taken down.

NYPD cited James as a "person of interest" in the attack during a Tuesday press conference. When reached by the Daily Beast, one of his sisters, Catherine James, said she hadn't spoken to her brother in a few years, and that he “kept to himself."

"I don’t know what might have been his motivation. Last I spoke to him was like three years ago," James said. "We don’t keep in contact with each other...I don’t know what he was thinking, I don’t know anything about why he might have done what he did."

The NYPD said during last night's press conference that, due to James' comments about the mayor, they will be tightening his security.

Interestingly, while James frequently spouted anti-white hatred, the MSM has already set to work trying to frame the shooting as an attack on Asians and the Hispanic community, because of the location of the attack (h/t to Grabien for the quote).

"Mr. Mayor, I think that one of the things that went through a lot of people’s minds, who know New York City well enough to understand a little bit about the neighborhood in which this happened, particularly because of hate crimes, particularly because of anti-Asian hate crimes, this neighborhood where this happened, Sunset Park is a heavily immigrant neighborhood, there's large Asian population among lots of other immigrant populations in that neighborhood. As you know, Brooklyn is perhaps the most ethnically and nationally and racially diverse place in the entire world. Is there any indication, or can you tell us anything about worries that this might have been ethnically motivated, might have been a targeted hate crime or sort of hate-motivated attack? I think people surmise that that might be a possibility given the location of this, but we don’t have anything to go on."

We're sensing a pattern here, as this isn't the first time the MSM has tried to highlight black-on-Asian crime.

Forget about all of the new (predominantly white) gentrifiers who have been moving to Brooklyn in droves in recent years.

(Article by Tyler Durden republished from Zerohedge.com)

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