Brooklyn subway station live shot: Police name Frank R James as person of interest as mayor’s security tightened

NYPD confirm Brooklyn shooter was wearing a ‘construction-type green vest’

Police have named Frank R James as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that left 10 gunshot wounds and 19 others.

Security for New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been tightened after disturbing videos emerged of a man, identified as a person of interest in the shooting, reciting his name.

NYPD Chief James Essig said a U-Haul van linked to the shooting was rented in his name, with the key found among the gunman’s belongings left on the train.

Chaos unfolded at 8:24 a.m. on an N train heading to Manhattan when a gunman donned a gas mask and opened a gas canister inside the carriage, police said.

He then opened fire shooting at least 10 people inside the train and on the station platform as it pulled into 36th Street at Sunset Park.

A total of 29 people suffered non-fatal injuries from gunshot wounds and shrapnel to smoke inhalation.

A firearm, magazines, gas canisters and fireworks were recovered from the scene, with the investigation suggesting the weapon may have jammed.

Officials initially reported that unexploded explosive devices were found at the scene and witnesses suggested there had been an explosion, but police later said there were no known explosive devices in the area. city ​​subways.

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Security for Eric Adams increased after online videos show Brooklyn shooting a person of interest ranting about the mayor

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has had his security tightened after disturbing videos emerged of a person of interest on the Brooklyn subway on Tuesday shooting him by name.

A YouTube account called “prophet of truth88”, whose videos matched a screenshot shared by police, had repeatedly posted videos addressing Mr Adams and sometimes expressing violent thoughts.

“These are the people who were supposed to help me,” Mr James said, showing pictures on a projection screen behind him, in a video seen by The Independent. “They made me worse! They made me worse.

Shweta SharmaApril 13, 2022 06:06

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Man who came face to face with ‘shooter’ says he was mumbling to himself

Metro driver Fitim Gjeloshi, who said he came face to face with the shooter and saw him pull out a gas mask, said he mumbled and mumbled to himself.

“I looked at him, and I thought he was talking to himself for a while, so I looked at him, and I thought, this guy must be on drugs,” Mr Gjeloshi told The New York. Post.

He was on the N train to Manhattan just before 8:30 a.m. with the shooter when the man began shooting at people.

“When [the train] was about to reach 36th street, we stopped for 5 minutes. He pulls a gas mask out of one of his small luggages.[s],” he said.

“He opened one of his gas tanks and he said, ‘Oops, my fault.’ He pulls out an axe, he drops it, he pulls out a gun, he starts shooting.

Then what he saw was a guy right next to him saying ‘Help! Help’ and several others in the car with gunshot wounds.

Shweta SharmaApril 13, 2022 05:34

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New York Mayor Eric Adam’s security tightened

The NYPD has tightened security for New York City Mayor Eric Adams after authorities reviewed social media posts by the man identified as a person of interest in the Brooklyn shooting.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell called the messages “concerning”.

“We don’t call them threats. He made disturbing messages, or someone made disturbing messages. We cannot attribute it to this individual yet; this is being investigated,” Ms. Sewell said from NYPD headquarters in Lower Manhattan.

“In an abundance of caution, we are tightening the mayor’s security details.”

According to Daily Beast, a video warned Mr Adams against his anti-gun violence proposal and said it was “doomed”. “Because I see serious flaws in his plan,” said James, who identified as a New York native.

Shweta SharmaApril 13, 2022 05:09

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Uber caps prices in New York after being criticized for raising prices during filming

Uber said the taxi aggregator has capped prices across the city and will reimburse customers who incurred “unexpected charges” during filming.

“Our hearts go out to the victims of this morning’s horrific shooting in Sunset Park. Uber has capped prices across the city, and if anyone has incurred any unforeseen charges in the area during the emergency, we will work to compensate them. refund,” Uber spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein said.

The company was challenged by several users on social media after the attack during Tuesday morning’s rush hour.

“Fares rise after mass shooting in Brooklyn when subways closed. Shame on you @Uber,” one person tweeted with a screenshot of the Uber price increase.

Shweta SharmaApril 13, 2022 04:51

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Police to track down van renter possibly linked to shooting

Along with the search for the shooter, police are trying to track down the tenant of a van possibly linked to Tuesday’s subway shooting.

The keys to the U-Hall van were found on the subway in the gunman’s belongings which were left behind, police said.

The van was later found abandoned on a street late Tuesday afternoon, near Kings Highway station, where police say the gunman boarded the subway.

Shweta SharmaApril 13, 2022 04:32

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New York heroes carrying victims from the subway to safety draw comparisons to 9/11

Dramatic video footage and eyewitness accounts of New Yorkers carrying injured commuters to safety have drawn comparisons to the heroic response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Immediately after the Brooklyn shooting, video emerged online showing victims helping each other out of the smoking train and tending to injured people on the subway platform.

MTA CEO Janno Lieber compared the efforts of New Yorkers who came together after the Twin Towers were attacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists in 2001.

Justin VallejoApril 13, 2022 04:00

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Everything We Know About Frank R James

New York police say they have identified a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that saw 10 people shot and wounded at least 18 others.

The NYPD announced on Twitter that it was looking for a Frank R James in connection with the attack, in which a masked gunman set off a smoke device before opening fire on a crowded N train bound for Manhattan as he waited to enter the 36th Street station on Tuesday. Morning.

“This is Franck James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning,” they said in the tweet, which included two photos of the suspect.

Justin VallejoApril 13, 2022 03:00

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“I saw people crying”: Brooklyn residents in shock

New York police say they have identified a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that saw 10 people shot and wounded at least 18 others.

The NYPD announced on Twitter that it was looking for a Frank R James in connection with the attack, in which a masked gunman set off a smoke device before opening fire on a crowded N train bound for Manhattan as he waited to enter the 36th Street station on Tuesday. Morning.

“This is Franck James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning,” they said in the tweet, which included two photos of the suspect.

Richard Hall has the story:

Justin VallejoApril 13, 2022 02:00

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Watch: NYPD offers $50,000 reward for information on alleged Subway shooter or U-Haul renter

“Cellphone video, witness information or if they identify the perpetrator or lessee of this vehicle,” NYPD Chief James Essig said.

New York police offer $50,000 reward for information on Brooklyn subway shooter

Justin VallejoApril 13, 2022 12:43 a.m.

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Seven men, three women killed in attack

Police have released more details of the victims, saying seven men and three women were shot and injured.

Thirteen other passengers suffered injuries related to smoke inhalation, falls and panic attacks.

Justin VallejoApril 13, 2022 12:38 a.m.

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