After a major manhunt, suspect Frank James was apprehended. James is suspected of killing 10 people and wounding 18 others at a Brooklyn subway station while wearing a gas mask. Five people are critically ill, but they are expected to recover.
Breaking: NYPD named Frank James as a person of interest in the #Brooklyn mass shooting. I looked into his social media. Like the Waukesha suspect & the Louisville BLM activist who allegedly tried to assassinate a mayoral candidate, he appeared to be a fan of black nationalism. pic.twitter.com/aUQZGakJfW— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2022
In federal court, James was charged with violating 18 USC section 1992 A7 and B, which outlaws terrorist and other violent acts on public transportation networks. He could spend the rest of his life in jail.
During a news conference announcing James’ arrest, New York City Mayor Eric Adams remarked, “We got him.”
James has a history of posting racist and upsetting films on YouTube. He’s also been arrested nine times between 1992 and 1998.
"Of all things remember this: every mother f—ker respects a gun shot wound"— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 13, 2022
Some more social media posts by Frank R. James, the NYPD person of interest in the #Brooklyn mass shooting. He posted hatred of Trump & appeared to support black nationalism & BLM. pic.twitter.com/47NUncj0Ul
On YouTube, James posted a number of videos in which he discusses his aggressive black nationalist ideas. He voiced dissatisfaction with Justice Ketanji Jackson’s white husband.
Big companies like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, it appears, haven’t bothered to restrict or delete this type of hate speech and violence encouragement.
"It's time for action"— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 13, 2022
For years, Frank James, the person of interest in the #Brooklyn mass shooting, has made references to shooting and killing people on his Facebook posts. pic.twitter.com/dCzK4JddUp
The gunman was described as a Black man wearing an MTA uniform, a gas mask, and carrying a bookbag, according to witnesses.
Frank James, the wanted person of interest in the #Brooklyn subway mass shooting, has a Twitter account where he posted support for black nationalist group Nation of Islam. He also shared video of Tariq Nasheed. pic.twitter.com/dNZjJNxYxh— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 13, 2022
At the same area, many undetonated devices were discovered. Officials with the New York Police Department stated they were looking for James to see whether he was involved in the attack. At the time, NYPD Chief of Detective James Essig said, “We are seeking to ascertain if he has any relation” to the incident.