Thursday, February 22

Brooklyn suspect Frank James arrested in East Village: Live updates

NEW YORK — Police on Wednesday arrested a man they said opened fire on a Brooklyn subway train During morning rush hour Tuesday, ending a more than 24-hour hunt after the attack left more than two dozen people injured, city officials said.

Frank R. James, 62, was arrested Wednesday in New York City after NYPD officers stopped him in Manhattan’s East Village, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a news conference. A tip came into the city’s “crime stoppers” line.

“My fellow New Yorkers, we got him,” Major Eric Adams said.

Breon Peace, US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said James faces a federal terrorism charge targeting a mass transit system. James would be arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn and face life in prison if convicted, he said.

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