Subway Mass Shooter To Be Charged As A Terrorist

Frank Robert James, suspected mass shooter of the New York City subway system, was charged Friday with additional federal terrorism charges.

Before prosecutors added nine additional terror attack counts against him, bringing the total to ten, one for each victim struck by gunfire during the April 12 shooting, James, 62, was charged with carrying out a terror attack against a mass transit system and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

As a result of his actions, 29 people were injured in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, subway station. According to police, he wore a gas mask on a Manhattan-bound N train, activated a smoke canister, and began to fire inside the train and on the 36th Street subway platform during morning rush hour.

Among the items left behind at the scene were two bags and a reflective jacket, according to a criminal complaint.

James rented a U-Haul van the day before the shooting before traveling to New York City, according to prosecutors.

James posted videos on YouTube before the attack discussing the New York City subway system and addressed statements to Mayor Eric Adams.

“Brother, what’s up with the homeless situation?” he allegedly asked.

His trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 27, 2023. He faces 11 life sentences if convicted.