10 people were shot on a New York subway Tuesday morning during rush hour when a gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire after tossing smoke grenades.
Update: April 13, 2022 3:17 PM
New York City police have arrested Frank James, the man suspected of unleashing a smoke canister into a crowded subway car in Brooklyn and opening fire on unsuspecting commuters.
Update: April 13, 2022 12:00 PM
62-year-old Frank James is the Brooklyn subway shooting suspect and remained at large Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the attack terrorized rush-hour commuters in Sunset Park and left 23 people hurt, 10 of them by gunfire at the 36th Street station.
There is also a video of James in and around the U-Haul van recovered in Brooklyn Tuesday night that authorities have linked to the shooting.
Part of James’ criminal history included making “terroristic threats,” according to sources, but investigators said the threats were similar to ones commonly made by those who are emotionally disturbed.
Videos from his YouTube are being widely circulated depicting James in racist and threatening rants.
Update: April 12, 2022 at 9:10pm
NYPD identifies person of interest in Brooklyn subway shooting along with other updates including, yes of course, more gun control talk.
Original Article: April 12, 2022 at 12:40pm
During rush hour on Tuesday morning, a man wearing an orange construction vest and a gas mask entered a Brooklyn, New York subway and tossed a smoke grenade onto the platform as a distraction before opening fire on the crowd. 16 people were injured. 10 of those people were shot, and 5 are in critical condition.
The incident happened at the 36th Street and Fourth Avenue station in Sunset Park around 8:30 a.m. All victims were believed to be in the same train car and it was reported to be moving.
At the next stop, at 25th Street, smoke was seen coming from the subway doors. When the train stopped and the doors opened and people were spotted running.
It is reported that the victims ranged in age from teenagers to middle-aged folks, and of varying ethnicities and races. NYU Langone stated they received 8 victims, 5 of them had received gunshot or shrapnel wounds and the rest were being treated for smoke inhalation.
All are expected to survive, the hospital said.
Police described the suspected shooter as a man about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 170 pounds. Cops believe he acted alone. A number of sources say a dispute may have unfolded on the train just before the gunfire broke out. A motive is under investigation, though right now the all-out manhunt for the gunman is investigators’ top priority.
New York Governor Kath Hochul spoke at a press conference stating, “New Yorkers’ tranquillity and normalness was disrupted. Greatly disrupted by an individual so cold-hearted and depraved of heart that they had no caring about the individuals that they assaulted as they simply went about their lives.”
She continued, “This individual is still on the loose. This person is dangerous. We’re asking individuals to be very vigilant and alert.”