SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (PIX11) – Frank R. James was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with a Subway attack in Brooklynsaid Mayor Eric Adams.
Police identified James, 62, hours after ten people were shot dead and another 13 injured on an N train in Sunset Park on Tuesday morning.
James’ name has been linked to a U-Haul van wanted in connection with the attack, officials said. A key was left at the crime scene. Police linked this to a U-Haul with Arizona license plates, which they later located in Brooklyn. James had rented the U-Haul.
“We want to determine if he has any connection to the train,” James Essig, chief of NYPD detectives, said Tuesday.
Speaking to WNYC Wednesday morning, Adams said James is now considered a suspect “based on new information provided to the team.” Adams previously told the PIX11 Morning News that investigators believe James acted alone. The mayor urged anyone who might come into contact with James to call the police, but added that no one should contact or interact with him.
There was some “concern” Social Media Posts Police believe they may be connected to James, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Tuesday. You mentioned homelessness and New York Mayor Eric Adams. Security for the mayor has been increased because of the posts.
James has addresses in Wisconsin and Philadelphia. The U-Haul was rented in Philadelphia.
Officers also seized a 9mm semi-automatic handgun and a hatchet at the scene of the attack. They found a liquid believed to be gasoline and a bag of commercial-grade fireworks.
No arrests were made. The police described the suspected shooter than to be near 5 feet, 5 inches tall. The male weighs between 175 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gas mask and construction vest. Police initially said the vest was green, but later officers said it was orange. The man was also wearing a gray hoodie.
Provide tips to the police by calling and visiting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, download the NYPD Crime Stoppers Mobile App or text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. Spanish speaking callers are advised to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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