The suspected shooter in the Brooklyn subway shooting was arrested in New Jersey more than two decades ago for threatening his old boss after he was given a canned food, officials confirmed.
Frank James, 62 – who was arrested after appearing in federal court on Thursday on terrorism charges – had repeatedly called his former Fairfield employer, Curtiss-Wright, and vowed some sort of violence against his termination, according to Essex County prosecutors.
Spokeswoman Kathy Carter did not disclose what was said on those calls, but said, “We believe it has reached the level of terrorist threats.”
James, who was living in Irvington, NJ at the time, was charged with making terrorist threats in the 1995 incident and was later found guilty on a lesser charge, harassment, Carter said.
A judge sentenced James to a year’s probation because of his clean record at the time, Carter said.
James was arrested in Lower Manhattan on Wednesday after calling the police – ending a more than 24-hour manhunt for the alleged triggerman in the Sunset Park mass shooting that left 10 gunshots and injured more than a dozen others.
The NYPD arrested James at least 12 times in New York City from 1984 to 1998 on charges ranging from burglary and possession of burglary tools to criminal sex acts, police officers said.
He also had three other arrests in New Jersey, but the details of those cases were not immediately known.
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