Police say Frank James, the suspect in Tuesday’s mass shooting at a Brooklyn subway station, faces the possibility of life in prison for violating a federal law barring terror strikes on public transportation, according to authorities.
Just like we saw with the Boston Bomber, if convicted he will be doing his time in a place that’s been described as a “clean version of hell” – the super-maximum security prison ADX. To this day the Boston Bomber is still there.
More than 24 hours after the attack on the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood, James was apprehended in New York’s East Village at 1:42 p.m. local time on Wednesday. Ten people were shot and more than a dozen others were injured in the attack, which took place at the 36th Street subway station.
Breon Peace, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, announced at a press conference on Wednesday that James will be charged in Federal Court in Brooklyn.
With the federal government’s conviction rate, what it is it’s likely that he will be convicted.
In accordance with an arrest warrant, he is charged with one count of perpetrating terrorist attacks and other acts of violence against a public transit system.
“He will be charged with committing yesterday’s appalling crime,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell added during Wednesday’s press conference. “We were able to shrink his world quickly. There was nowhere else for him to run.”
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A man wearing a gas mask detonated smoke bombs in a subway vehicle at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday before opening fire with a gun at least 33 times, according to authorities.
It was with the gun that had been left at the site that police were able to confirm the identity of James, who had been designated as a person of interest on Tuesday afternoon and was later confirmed as the lone suspect in the shooting.
At the news briefing, authorities declined to comment on the incident’s motivation or if it was a terrorist attack in the traditional sense.
New York City Police Department Chief of Detectives James Essig stated that James had previously been arrested nine times in New York City and three more times in New Jersey.