Brooklyn subway station shooting live: Police name Frank R James as person of interest as mayor’s security boosted

New York police confirm Brooklyn shooter was wearing ‘green construction-type vest’

Police have named Frank R James as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that left 10 people shot and another 19 injured.

The security of New York mayor Eric Adams has been upgraded after disturbing videos emerged of a man, identified as person of interest in the shooting, ranting at him by name.

NYPD Chief James Essig said a U-Haul van connected to the shooting was rented in his name, with the key found among the possessions of the shooter left behind on the train.

The chaos unfolded at 8:24am on an N train traveling to Manhattan when a gunman gave a gas mask and opened a gas canister inside the carriage, police said.

He then opened fire shooting at least 10 people inside the train and on the station platform as it pulled into 36 Street at Sunset Park.

In total, 29 people suffered non-life-threatening injuries from gunshot and shrapnel wounds to smoke inhalation.

A gun, magazines, gas canisters and fireworks were recovered from the scene, with the investigation suggesting the gun may have jammed.

Officials initially reported undetonated explosive devices were found at the scene and witnesses suggested there had been an explosion, but police later said there are no known explosive devices on the city’s subways.

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‘They made me more dangerous’: Frank James blames mayor in videos

Frank R James, 62, who has been named person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting, made dozens of YouTube videos ranting at the New York mayor and blaming him for his breakdown.

“I f**king told you so,” Mr James said gesturing at photos on a projector screen behind him of news reports of various incidents of crimes in subways.

“That was just last night, Monday night…a whole bunch of s**t popped off over the weekend,” he said.

He then showed a clip of Eric Adams being questioned for crimes and homeless people.

Showing pictures of 12 unnamed person who Mr James refers to as “people that was supposed to be helping me” but said they are making him worse.

“These are the people that was supposed to be helping me,” Mr James said, pointing at the screen. “They made me worse! They f**king made me worse. They made me more dangerous than anybody could ever f**king imagine.”

He said he was a mental health patient at one of New York Behavioral Health clinics and said after that he was left with more issues.

“When I went there I was a nice person, I wanted to help people. When I left out there I wanted to kill everything in sight. I was planning to kill everything I saw, based on how I was treated by these bi**hes.”

Shweta Sharma13 April 2022 06:43

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Eric Adams’ security increased after online videos show Brooklyn shooting person of interest ranting at mayor

New York mayor Eric Adams has had his security upgraded after disturbing videos emerged of a person of interest in Tuesday’s Brooklyn subway shooting ranting at him by name.

A YouTube account called “prophet oftruth88”, whose videos matched a screenshot shared by police, had repeatedly posted videos addressing Mr Adams and sometimes expressing violent thoughts.

“These are the people that were supposed to be helping me,” said Mr James, gesturing at photos on a projector screen behind him, in a video seen by The Independent. “They made me worse! They f***ing made me worse.

Shweta Sharma13 April 2022 06:06

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Man who came face to face with ‘shooter’ says he was mumbling to himself

Subway rider Fitim Gjeloshi, who said he came face to face with the shooter and saw him pulling out a gas mask, said he was mumbling and muttering to himself.

“I looked at him, and I thought to myself he was talking to himself for like a while, so I looked at him, and I was like, this guy must be on drugs,” Mr Gjeloshi told the New York Post.

He was on the Manhattan-bound N train just before 8:30 am with the shooter when the man started firing at people.

“When [the train] was about to hit 36th Street, we stopped for 5 minutes. He takes out a gas mask from one of his little luggage[s],” he said.

“He opened one of his gas tanks, and he said, ‘Oops, my bad.’ He pulls out an ax, he drops it, he takes a gun out, he starts shooting.”

Next what he saw was a guy right next to him saying ‘Help! Help’ and several others in the car with gun shot wounds.

Shweta Sharma13 April 2022 05:34

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New York city mayor Eric Adam’s security boosted

The NYPD has increased the security of New York mayor Eric Adams after authorities looked through the social media posts of the man identified as a person of interest in Brooklyn shooting.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell called the posts “concerning”.

“We’re not calling them threats. He made some concerning posts, or someone made some concerning posts. We cannot attribute it to that individual yet; that’s under investigation,” Ms Sewell said from NYPD headquarters in Lower Manhattan.

“In an abundance of caution, we are tightening the mayor’s security detail.”

According to Daily Beast, one video warned Mr Adams against his proposal to combat gun violence and said it was “doomed to fail”. “Because I see some serious flaws in his plan,” said James, who identified himself as a native New Yorker.

Shweta SharmaApril 13, 2022 05:09

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Uber caps price across New York after slammed for surge pricing during shooting

Uber has announced that the cab aggregator has capped the pricing citywide and they will refund customers who experienced “unintended charges” during the shooting.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this morning’s terrible shooting in Sunset Park. Uber has capped pricing citywide, and if anyone experienced unintended charges in the area during the emergency, we will work to refund them,” Uber Spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said.

The company was called out by several users on social media after the rush hour attack on Tuesday morning.

“Fare surge after a mass shooting in Brooklyn when subways are shut down. Shame on you @Uber,” one person tweeted along with a screenshot of the increased Uber prices.

Shweta Sharma13 April 2022 04:51

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Police to track down van renter possibly connected to shooting

Along with the search for the shooter, the police are trying to track down the renter of a van possibly connected to the subway shooting on Tuesday.

The keys to the U-Hall van were found on the subway in the shooter’s belongings that were left behind, the police said.

The van was later found abandoned on a street late Tuesday afternoon, near the Kings Highway station, where the police said the gunman had gotten on the subway.

Shweta Sharma13 April 2022 04:32

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Hero New Yorkers carrying subway victims to safety draw 9/11 comparisons

Dramatic video footage and witness accounts of New Yorkers carrying wounded commuters to safety have drawn comparisons to the heroic response to the September 11 terror attacks.

Immediately after the Brooklyn shooting, a video emerged online showing victims helping each other out of the smoking train and treating the wounded on the subway platform.

MTA CEO Janno Lieber liked the efforts to New Yorkers coming together after the Twin Towers were attacked by Al Quaeda terrorists in 2001.

Justin Vallejo13 April 2022 04:00

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Everything we know about Frank R James

New York police say they have identified a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that saw 10 people suffer gunshot wounds and injured at least 18 others.

NYPD announced on Twitter that they were searching for a Frank R James in connection with the attack, in which a masked gunman set off a smoke device before opening fire on a crowded Manhattan-bound N train as it waited to enter 36th St station on Tuesday morning.

“This is Frank James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn Tuesday morning,” they stated in the tweet, which included two pictures of the suspect.

Justin Vallejo13 April 2022 03:00

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‘I saw people crying’: Brooklyn residents in shock

New York police say they have identified a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that saw 10 people suffer gunshot wounds and injured at least 18 others.

NYPD announced on Twitter that they were searching for a Frank R James in connection with the attack, in which a masked gunman set off a smoke device before opening fire on a crowded Manhattan-bound N train as it waited to enter 36th St station on Tuesday morning.

“This is Frank James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn Tuesday morning,” they stated in the tweet, which included two pictures of the suspect.

Richard Hall has the story:

Justin Vallejo13 April 2022 02:00

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Watch: NYPD offers $50K reward for information on suspected subway shooter or U-Haul renter

“Cell phone video, witness information, or if they identify the perpertrator or the renter of this vehicle,” said NYPD Chief James Essig.

New York police offers $50K reward for information on Brooklyn subway shooter

Justin Vallejo13 April 2022 00:43

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