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Accused Sunset Park subway shooter to be arraigned Friday at Brooklyn federal court

James was indicted on federal charges of a terrorist attack and other violence against a mass transit system and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2022, 2:20 AM

Updated 772 days ago

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Frank James, the accused Sunset Park subway shooter, will be arraigned at Brooklyn federal court Friday.
His arraignment comes after a day that marked one month since the April 12 shooting that left 29 people injured inside the station.
James was indicted on federal charges of a terrorist attack and other violence against a mass transit system and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.
The 62-year-old was arrested roughly 30 hours after the shooting last month.
His attorney’s confirmed that James saw his face on the news and called NYPD’s Crime Stoppers to alert them, that he was at a McDonald's on the lower East side of Manhattan.
Police officers arrested James without any incident.
His arrest followed the early morning mass shooting in Sunset Park, which left 10 people with gunshot wounds and 19 other people injured as well.
Authorities say James put on a gas mask, deployed a gas canister and fired at least 33 times.
A motive behind the attack has not been released.
James' arraignment is expected to begin at noon.
This is not James first run-in with the law, as he has an extensive legal history.
If James is convicted on both of these charges, he could face life in prison.


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