A man wanted over yesterday’s attack on the New York subway, where 10 people were shot, has been arrested in Manhattan, a law enforcement official has said.
At least 23 people were injured in Tuesday’s subway shooting when a gunman set off smoke grenades in a crowded subway carriage before firing 33 shots with a 9mm handgun.
Frank James, 62, has been taken into custody in Manhattan.
Investigators announced on Tuesday afternoon they were searching for James, who is believed to have rented a van possibly connected with the incident. By Wednesday morning authorities had announced him as a suspect.
Authorities have been examining social media videos in which James decried the US as a racist place, away in violence, and rallied against New York city’s mayor, Eric Adams.
Five gunshot victims remain in a critical condition but all ten of the wounded are expected to survive. At least a dozen others have been treated for smoke inhalation.