Frank R. James is an American man who made headlines in April 2022 when the NYPD named him ‘The Person of Interest’ in the New York City subway attack on the morning of April 12, 2022, in which at least 10 people were injured. And at least 19 more people were injured during the evacuation.
Frank R. James was born on Saturday, 8 August 1959 (age 62 years; by 2021) in the Bronx, New York. His zodiac sign is Leo. He grew up in the Bronx, New York. According to police, he has addresses in Wisconsin and Philadelphia.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: n/a (bald)
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
His father’s name is Charlie Claude.
He has a sister named Barbara Jean.
According to his Facebook page, he is single.
New York City Subway Attack
On April 12, 2022, an assailant shot several people on a Manhattan-bound N subway car on the New York City subway in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Reportedly, the mass shooting began at 8:24 a.m. Sources claim that after the train left the 59th Street station, the assailant put on a gas mask and threw two smoke canisters on the floor of a train car. Diyas, which were usually purchased online, opened fire with a .380 caliber handgun as the train approached 36th Street Station. Reportedly, the suspect was seen bubbling up before putting on the gas mask. According to a police officer, the assailant fired at least 33 shots during the incident following which the gun jammed.
According to a 24-year-old passenger named Yve Montano, the entire car was filled with smoke. He said,
It was difficult to breathe, it was difficult to see. It was hard to hear or pay attention to what was happening with the chaos that was happening. ,
After the train reached 36th Street station, injured and frightened passengers alighted on the platform, where police arrive at 8:30 a.m. , and police were able to obtain an image of the suspect from a bystander’s cellphone video. The footage also revealed the chaos of the evacuation. When the train arrived at the 25th Street station, passengers ran to the exit in panic after police had instructed them to leave the station, and the panic left more people injured.
investigation and recovery
After the incident, investigators recovered a gun, three extended magazines, a hatchet, gasoline, four smoking grenades and a bag of consumer-grade fireworks. Police claimed that the gun was not stolen.
Investigators also recovered a credit card from the scene, and they claimed that the card was used to rent a U-hall. According to the police, they have found the keys of the vehicle from the possession of the shooter. On the afternoon of April 12, 2022, investigators located the vehicle in Gravesend, Brooklyn, about five miles southeast of the subway station, and began an investigation into whether the vehicle had any connection to the suspect.
suspect: person of interest
Following an investigation and recovery, the New York City Police Department announced a Person of Interest in connection with the New York City subway attack. Investigators released a photo of the man and said they were looking for Frank James. Investigators also asked the public to call NYPD crime stoppers with any information about the suspects’ whereabouts.
— NYPD News (@NYPDnews) 12 April 2022
Police described the gunman as an “active shooter”. According to police, James rented the van in Philadelphia. The police also announced a reward of $50,000 for anyone providing information about his whereabouts. Later, at a press conference, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said he was not sure about the suspect’s motive behind the mass shooting. He said,
At this time, we still don’t know the suspect’s motivation. Clearly this person got on the train and came with the intention of violence.”
results and responses
President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Meyerkas were briefed on the situation, the White House said in a press statement. Later, in a statement, President Joe Biden said he was concerned for those who were injured during the shooting. He said,
We are grateful to the first responders… including citizens, who did not hesitate to help their fellow passengers.”
FBI officials also arrived at the scene to provide their assistance to investigators. Later, New York Governor Cathy Hochul visited the recovering victims at Mamondes Hospital.
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Facts / Trivia
- In July 2020, he started working at Lucent Technologies.
- He was associated with a non-profit organization, Argus Community, which he left in 1979.
- He runs a Facebook page by the name Frank Whitaker.
- He often shares pictures of his birthday celebrations on social media.