Subway shooter Frank James, 62, is arrested in Manhattan’s East Village 29hrs after gunning down ten at Brooklyn subway station
- Frank James, 62, was taken into custody on Tuesday, nearly 30 hours after the shooting in Brooklyn
- He is accused of shooting ten people on a northbound N train at 8.24am
- James evaded the NYPD, FBI and other law enforcement teams for more than 24 hours
- James rented a U-Haul in Philadelphia and is believed to have driven to New York
- He dumped the U-Haul at around 6am before getting on the subway in Brooklyn
- James had posted ranting videos on YouTube about race, guns and Eric Adams
Subway gunman Frank James has been arrested walking around the East Village in lower Manhattan, a day after shooting ten people on a packed Brooklyn train.
James was taken into custody on Wednesday on 1st Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets after a by-stander recognized him and called police.
More details are expected at a 2pm press conference. His arrest on Wednesday brings an end to an embarrassing, day-long manhunt by the FBI and NYPD.
Now that he is in custody, attention will turn to why it took the police so long to find him in a city that is covered in surveillance cameras.
Subway shooter Frank James has been arrested a day after shooting ten people on a packed Brooklyn train
The cameras inside the 36th Street station were not working yesterday when he opened fire on the northbound N train at 8.24am.
It meant he managed to escape as wounded passengers spilled out onto the platform covered in blood.
James, 62, had posted ranting videos on YouTube about violence, race, Eric Adams and crime in New York City.
He left Wisconsin, where he lived alone, on March 20 in a rented van, driving through Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and then to New Jersey.
He is understood to have rented a U-Haul in Philadelphia sometime earlier this week and driven it to Brooklyn, dumping it on the Kings Highway, five miles from the 36th Street station.
He then was filmed getting on the subway at Kings Highway, shortly after 6am.
It’s unclear what he did for the next two-and-a-half hours before unleashing a smoke bomb and firing his handgun on the train.
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