Frank R. James, identified as the NYC subway shooter, posted videos on YouTube describing the violence before the attack
Frank James, 62, was arrested by patrol officers in New York’s East Village on Wednesday, police said.
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The New York Police Department said James was the suspect behind a mass shooting on Tuesday that left 10 shot and 19 others injured in Brooklyn.
Police believe none of the injured had life-threatening injuries.
The NYPD released multiple photos of James and asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact police.
The NYPD believes James rented a U-Haul pickup truck whose keys were found at the scene of the shooting, he said.
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James has been linked to rambling videos posted on a YouTube channel. A screenshot from one of the videos was used on an NYPD Crimestoppers flyer seeking information about the shooting, and in one video he posts a New York City ID card from a former crime program. teacher training.
In what appears to be his last video posted on Monday, James talks about times when he “wanted to kill people.”
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He described someone who indulged in violence and ended up in jail. He said he could identify but spoke of the aftermath.
James and his family did not immediately respond to CNN’s request for comment.
Videos include racist and misogynistic language
Many of the videos James uploaded included references to violence, including a defined group of people he believed had slandered him, in addition to broad social and racial groups he seemed to loathe.
In a video uploaded in February, James criticized a plan by New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to tackle subway safety and homelessness in part through an increased presence of security professionals. mental health.
In the racist and rambling recording, James said the new effort was ‘doomed’ and described his own negative experience with city health workers during a ’90s mental health crisis. , 80 and 70″.
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In a video posted last week, James, who is black, speaks out against abuse in churches and racism in the workplace, using misogynistic and racist language.
This speech was a common theme in James’ videos, in which he repeatedly espoused hatred towards African Americans.
In another video posted last month on the same channel, James said he was suffering from post-traumatic stress. In this video, James said he left his home in Milwaukee on March 20. On the eastward journey, he said he was heading into the “danger zone”.
Preliminary information indicated that James had mentioned homelessness, New York City and its mayor in online posts, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Tuesday. As a result, she said the city would increase security for the mayor.
Police released two photos of James at a press conference on Tuesday evening, including one that appeared to be a screenshot from a YouTube video.
Keys belonging to a U-Haul that had been rented under James’s name in Philadelphia were found among the gunman’s possessions at the scene of the shooting in Brooklyn, the NYPD said.
The videos provide insight into James’ path to the Northeast. He arrived in Philadelphia on March 25 after stops in Fort Wayne, Indiana; Pittsburgh; and Newark, New Jersey.
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