Saturday, January 28

Person of interest ID’d; dozens injured

NEW YORK – Police have identified a person of interest in connection to the chaotic attack on a Brooklyn subway during rush hour Tuesday morning, ramping up the all-day manhunt that so far has not led to any arrests.

Frank James, 62, was called a person of interest in the attack, who left at least 29 injured, New York Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at an evening news conference. Police refrained from calling him a suspect in the shooting. He has ties to both Wisconsin and Philadelphia, authorities said.

The attacker, wearing a gas mask, set off two smoke canisters before shooting. He fled the Brooklyn platform in the panic, leaving a subway car filled with screaming commuters and bleeding victims. At least 10 people were shot and at least 19 others were taken to hospitals for injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to shrapnel wounds.

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