Suspected Subway Shooter Caught in the East Village [Updated]
The man suspected with carrying out the largest attack on the city subway system in years was caught yesterday thanks to a visit to the McDonald’s on First Avenue in the East Village.
Frank R. James, who law enforcement officials suspect of shooting at least ten people in a Brooklyn subway station, was arrested in the morning. Published reports indicate that police received a tip from a customer in the McDonald’s who recognized James. Update: it was later reported that James called the tip line on himself.
Per EV Grieve:
James was reportedly in the McDonald’s on First Avenue between Sixth Street and Seventh Street where several witnesses, including Zack Tahhan, 21, who was working for MACA security integrators outside Saifee Hardware, and the shop’s manager, Frank Puebla, spotted the alleged shooter.
Puebla said he flagged down an NYPD cruiser that just stopped at the light on the SE corner of First Avenue and Seventh Street.
The collar involved hundreds of officers.
The 62-year-old is charged with having committed a terrorist act on a mass transit system, according to the New York Times. If convicted, Mr. James could face a sentence of up to life in prison.
Subway terrorist arrested in the confines of NYPD 9th precinct (Lower East Side). pic.twitter.com/nIb9B1abCx
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 13, 2022