By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
NEW YORK (Worthy News) – Police in New York City have detained a man for allegedly shooting 10 commuters in a rush-hour attack at a Brooklyn subway station.
Frank James, 62, is accused of having donned a construction worker’s helmet, vest, and a gas mask before throwing smoke grenades and opening fire.
A massive 30-hour manhunt was launched following the attack. James was taken into custody on Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan after police received a tip-off, they said.
“My fellow New Yorkers: we got him,” Mayor Eric Adams said via video during a news conference. Officials said James was the sole suspect in the shooting at Brooklyn’s 36th Street station on Tuesday morning, in which 23 people were wounded, 10 of them from gunfire.
The attack renewed calls to address violence in the city’s transit system.
Although authorities said the motive was unclear, James has made videos on the video-sharing site YouTube condemning New York City Mayor Adams. He also ranted against the city’s mental health system, prepared for a “race war,” and showed a desire to kill.
James referred to himself as a “victim” of Adams’ mental health policies in the videos.