Thankfully no life threatening injuries. Frank James, a suspect named Wednesday who may be responsible for the shooting in the subway in New York. After a 24 hour manhunt, police made an arrest. After police officers stopped him in Manhattan’s East Village; James had called himself into the city’s “crime stoppers” line and reported his location, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
A police on the force said: He’s been following the case since yesterday when it was reported. Years of warning of camera vulnerability in New York subway stations had taken place”.
Officer Cornwall of Hudson NY; told CBS News when questioned about the vulnerability at the scenes, he says not true. He says “we’ve gotta find the sweet spot”; whatever that means.
On 4/12/22 at 8:30 AM, Frank Robert James fired numerous gun shots inside an "N" line subway car at 36th St & 4th Ave subway station causing serious injuries to 10 people. Anyone with info about the incident or his whereabouts should contact @NYPDTips or call 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/MaeF16i4bX— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 13, 2022
Could The New York Shooting Have Been Prevented?
Security cameras that could have caught the incident were not working during the time the crime took place. On top of that; there were three stations where the cameras were not working.
Nevertheless; James faces a federal terror charge of attacking a mass transit system. He could face life in prison if convicted, said Breon Peace, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.The attack unfolded on a Manhattan-bound N train arriving at a Sunset Park subway station around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities said the suspect put on a gas mask and threw two smoke grenades before firing 33 times at passengers as the train pulled into the station. It’s still unclear as to why James did what he did.