‘Subway shooter’ arrested in New York

By Amelia Riley

New York City police have arrested a man suspected of shooting commuters in an attack at a Brooklyn subway station.

62-year-old Frank James is alleged to have rented a U-Haul van in Philadelphia and donned a construction worker’s helmet, vest, and a gas mask before throwing smoke grenades into the rush hour subway on Tuesday morning.

After a 30-hour manhunt was launched, police received a tip-off and took Mr James into custody in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon.

Mr James became the sole suspect in the shooting, where 23 people were wounded. 10 people were injured from gunfire.

New York’s police commissioner, Keechant Sewell, said that Mr James was arrested “without incident,”

“There was nowhere left for him to run.”

Police said that Mr James was linked to the attack through the key to the van found at the scene, along with three ammunition magazines, a Glock 9mm handgun, a plastic container filled with petrol, and a credit card with his name on it.

Mr James is expected to make his first court appearance in New York today.

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