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Subway shooter Frank James pleads not guilty to attack in Brooklyn

The gunman who allegedly opened hearth on a subway in Brooklyn earlier than occurring the run has pleaded not guilty.

Frank James denied he took half in a terrorist attack, violence towards a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm throughout a criminal offense of violence.

The accused shooter, 62, was hit with the federal terror cost by a grand jury final week.

James additionally faces a second rely of  discharging a firearm throughout a crime of violence over the April 12 attack in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The federal fees have been filed in addition to prior counts filed towards him by the southern district of New York. James can be tried on them individually.

The earlier indictment accuses him of terrorist assaults or different violence towards a mass transportation system, and carries a life sentence if James is convicted.

Frank James denied he took half in a terrorist attack, violence towards a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm throughout a criminal offense of violence

One man was seen injured in the taking pictures as officers and a Good Samaritan tried to assist him

James, charged with final month’s mass taking pictures in a Brooklyn subway, is sworn in earlier than pleading not guilty

Last month’s taking pictures at Sunset Park noticed 10 individuals shot and 23 others injured. All these wounded in the incident survived.

He stays locked-up in a New York City jail forward of his subsequent courtroom look.

Prosecutors say James staged a premeditated attack when he shot ten individuals and injured others on the northbound N practice at round 8.25am on April 12, throughout rush hour.

James, dressed in a development employee’s vest and helmet, donned a fuel masks and rolled smoke grenades into the carriage earlier than opening hearth.

Videos from the scene confirmed lots of of commuters frantically working for the exits as photographs had been fired.

A 24-hour manhunt then ensued, with the Bronx-born, Milwaukee-based suspect in the end arrested whereas strolling down the road on April 13.

Frantic commuters had been seen attempting to run for the exits after a gunman investigators say was James opened hearth at a Brooklyn subway station

In courtroom paperwork the following day, prosecutors detailed how extra ammunition was discovered in James’ rented Philadelphia condominium, together with an prolonged spherical journal that was match for a semi-automatic rifle. No such firearm has been discovered but in reference to the suspect.

His 9mm handgun was discovered on the thirty sixth Street subway station after the attack, together with spent shell casings, fireworks, and a key to his U-Haul. 

Police additionally searched a storage unit in Philadelphia, the place he was maintaining extra ammunition, a torch and a gun silencer. 

There was a propane fuel tank in the U-Haul when police swooped in on it hours after the attack. 

James dumped the truck 5 miles from the thirty sixth Street subway. He was filmed strolling away. James’ motive stays unknown.

James had a felony historical past extending again to 1992, when he pleaded guilty to tried petit larceny and was recognized to the FBI’s Guardian Program, which tracks terror threats and suspects, over an incident in New Mexico in 2019. 

At the time, he was cleared of wrongdoing.  

But in a YouTube video posted simply in the future earlier than the attack, James stated he needed to hurt individuals.

‘I can say I needed to kill individuals. I needed to watch individuals die,’ he stated. 

Other movies featured James ranting about discrimination and complaining about white individuals. 

Before the phobia attack, James posted a sequence of rants on-line, taking to YouTube to rage towards homeless individuals, Mayor Eric Adams and racism 

They are actually being intently examined by regulation enforcement.

Mayor Eric Adams has instructed that it was the duty of YouTube to monitor the movies and report them.

‘There’s a company duty hen we’re watching hate brew on-line,’ Adams stated. 

‘We can establish [hate] utilizing synthetic intelligence and different strategies to establish those that are speaking about violence.’

Critics accused Adams of passing the buck, noting that the surveillance cameras in the station had been not working – permitting James to flee – and that NYPD failed to discover him, regardless of his wandering round Manhattan for nearly 24 hours after the attack and ultimately calling the police himself. 

Earlier this month, James’ legal professionals accused FBI investigators of breaching his rights by swabbing his cheek for a DNA pattern and making him signal papers with out asking for permission from his authorized workforce, or making certain they had been there in accordance with James’ authorized rights.   

Further particulars of that interplay at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Correctional Center have not been shared.