A manhunt for the suspect in Tuesday’s mass shooting on the subway at Brooklyn’s 36th Street Station continues Wednesday morning.
At least 29 people were shot or otherwise injured in the attack, which shook a city already shaken by a sharp increase in crime.
At the height of the morning rush, a “mumbling” lone gunman in a reflective vest and a gas mask threw smoke bombs into a subway car in Brooklyn and then began shooting, with the manhunt continuing into the evening as new details in the investigation emerged.
None of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening. According to authorities, a magazine jammed in the gun, potentially saving lives.
Frank James, 62, suspected in New York shooting, mayor says
At an NYPD briefing led by Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Tuesday evening, authorities identified 62-year-old Frank R. James as a person of interest in the investigation and released a photo of him.
On Wednesday morning, Mayor Eric Adams stated that James was no longer just a person of interest and that he would now be considered a suspect and a wanted fugitive.
According to law enforcement sources, police now have probable cause to arrest James for the attempted murder of ten people in the subway.
This conclusion was reached after more than 18 hours of investigation, which included video, cell phone data, and witness interviews.
Exclusive video appears to show Brooklyn subway shooting suspect
The US Marshals have joined the search, along with the NYPD, FBI, ATF, and other agencies.