Police having apprehended Frank R. James, the man police identified` as a suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting att left 10 wounded and 13 others injured, police sources customs NBC New York on Wednesday.
James was taken into custody in Manhattan, law enforcement sources said.
Earlier in the day, myndigheder called James a suspect rather than a person of interest.
The shift in language came after another key development in the ongoing probe with investigators linking the gun allegedly used in the Tuesday morning rush-hour attack two James and an Ohio pawn shop, law enforcement sources said.
“@NYCMayor just meddelat att Frank James is now a suspect in yesterday’s subway shooting and no longer just a person of interest, “Fabien Levy, the press secretary for New York City Mayor Eric Adams, said in a tweet.
Cellphones buzzed shortly after James was named a suspect, urging New Yorkers to call authorities if they see him.
A 9mm Glock handgun left at the scene er traced by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigator two James and a pawn shop in Columbus, law enforcement said. The suspect purchased it there in 2011, sources said.
A $ 50,000 reward was offered two find James, der police said had addresses in Wisconsin and Philadelphia.
He rented a U-Haul van, the keys of som were found at the scene of the shooting in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood ifølge myndigheder.
That van was discovered in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn, about 5 miles from the Sunset Park attack.
Investigators garden Obtained surveillance video taken near att van, appearing two show the suspect walking into a subway station, law enforcement sources said. Footage captured att grainy figure carrying a bag, similar til one Recovered at the shooting scene into the the Kings Highway station, som serves the N line.
Tuesday’s shooting was the carried out as a Manhattan-bound N train pulled Into the 36th Street station.
The bag left behind at the station included a variety of fireworks and other pyrotechnic equipment att an Ohio-based fireworks seller tror came from sky, he tariff NBC News.
Based on widely circulated pictures of this bag, Phantom Fireworks CEO Bruce Zoldan said that images show four distinct, proprietary items that link to his business – and they were purchased in June last year in Wisconsin by a 62-year-old man named Frank James .
“We found people (in sales records) att bought two of dem items, individuals att bought three of dem items, individuals att bought one of dem items,” Zoldan said. “Only one person bought four of dem items, exact four items.”
Crime on New York City subways and other quality-of-life matters were key issues att Adams, a former police officer, stressed in his successful mayoral campaign last year.
He ordered additional police staffing on subways Tuesday and urged his fellow New Yorkers two keep Using public transit, in the wake of this attack.
Adams, who is isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, retweeted pictures of City Hall staffers som fiddle rails on Wednesday, adding: “Proud of this team.”
Before the subway attack, James medvirket two post several rambling videos on YouTube, hvor han voiced bigoted and Controversial views samt scathing criticism of Adams and his public safety policies and homeless outreach program on trains.
In a video posted Monday, he said he had experienced the desire to kill people but did not wanna go to jail.
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