A man suspected of carrying out a deadly attack inside of a Brooklyn subway station has been arrested.
Background: On Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. a man detonated a smoking device inside of a moving subway car in Brooklyn, NY. The man reportedly put on a gas mask and then opened gunfire into the crowd killing 3 and wounding at least 12 more.
The attacker remained at large for more than 24 hours.
Investigators had announced Tuesday afternoon that they were searching for Frank R. James, who was believed to have rented a van possibly connected to the violence. By Wednesday morning, New York authorities said he was a suspect in the shooting itself. (per The Hill)
Authorities were examining social media videos in which the 62-year-old decried the U.S. as a racist place awash in violence and railed against New York City’s mayor, Eric Adams.
What Happened: James was finally taken into custody in Manhattan.
“We got him,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams during a press conference on the arrest.