UPDATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13TH
NEW YORK — Frank R. James, who was named as a person of interest in Tuesday’s subway shooting in Brooklyn, NY, and who has an address in Wisconsin, has now been named a suspect.
The New York Police Department shared the news Wednesday saying, “Frank Robert James fired numerous gunshots inside an “N” line subway car at 36th St & 4th Ave subway station causing serious injuries to 10 people.”
Police had officially only called James a person of interest as of Tuesday. However, in their tweet, Wednesday NYPD shared several surveillance images of James in the subway station.
On 4/12/22 at 8:30 AM, Frank Robert James fired numerous gun shots inside an “N” line subway car at 36th St & 4th Ave subway station causing serious injuries to 10 people. Anyone with info about the incident or his whereabouts should contact @NYPDTips or call 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/MaeF16i4bX— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 13, 2022
James’ last known address was on Milwaukee’s north side. A sign posted on the mailbox showed his name and requested mail be forwarded to a P.O. box.
ORIGINAL POST: TUESDAY, APRIL 12TH
The man police say opened fire on a crowded subway in New York City this morning reportedly has ties to Wisconsin.
The New York Police Department this afternoon identified the person of interest as Frank James. He is believed to have addresses in both Philadelphia and Wisconsin.
Police were able to identify James after finding his credit card at the scene of the shooting.
This is Frank James. He is a person of interest in the shooting that took place on the N train in Brooklyn Tuesday morning. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call @NYPDTips at 1-800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/vSYb5UIu2k— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022
According to police, a gunman in a gas mask and a construction vest set off a smoke canister on a rush-hour subway train in Brooklyn and shot at least 10 people this morning. NYPD says 5 were left in critical condition.
The gunfire erupted on a train that pulled into a station in the Sunset Park neighborhood, about a 15-minute ride from Manhattan and predominantly home to Hispanic and Asian communities.
This story is in progress and will continue to be updated.