Suspect arrested in Brooklyn subway shooting: reports

A man suspected of carrying out Tuesday morning’s mass shooting on a New York City subway train has been taken into custody, according to local reports.

Frank Robert James, 62, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Manhattan, New York 1 and CNN reported, citing law enforcement sources.

Video uploaded seems to show James is escorted in a handcuffed patrol car through the East Village.

The shooter, described as being dressed in a construction vest and wearing a gas mask, set off smoke grenades before opening fire on a train car and on the platform in Brooklyn during the morning rush. Ten people suffered gunshot wounds and 13 others suffered injuries related to smoke inhalation, falls or panic, authorities said.

The shooter, meanwhile, managed to flee the scene amid the chaos.

James was originally named a person of interest in the shooting after he was identified as the renter of a U-Haul van that was possibly linked to the violence, authorities said.

A key to the van was found inside the tube station along with other items believed to have belonged to the shooter, including a credit card bearing James’ name. Authorities said James rented the vehicle in Philadelphia. It was then located about five blocks from the subway station.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.


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