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Subway shooter Frank James pleads not guilty to attack in Brooklyn

The gunman who allegedly opened fire on the Brooklyn subway before fleeing has pleaded not guilty.

Frank James denied involvement in a terrorist attack, violence against a mass transit system, and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

The 62-year-old accused shooter was charged with federal terrorism by a grand jury last week.

James also faces a second charge of discharging a firearm during a violent crime for the April 12 attack in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

The federal charges have been filed in addition to the previous charges brought against him by the Southern District of New York. James will be tried with them separately.

The above indictment charges him with terrorist attacks or other acts of violence against a mass transit system and carries life in prison if James is convicted.

Frank James has denied involvement in a terrorist attack, violence against a mass transit system, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

Frank James has denied involvement in a terrorist attack, violence against a mass transit system, and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

One man was injured in the shooting when officers and a Good Samaritan tried to help him.

One man was injured in the shooting when officers and a Good Samaritan tried to help him.

James, charged in last month's mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway, is sworn in before pleading not guilty

James, charged in last month’s mass shooting on a Brooklyn subway, is sworn in before pleading not guilty

Last month’s shooting in Sunset Park saw 10 people shot and 23 others injured. All those injured in the incident survived.

He remains locked up in a New York City jail ahead of his next court appearance.

Prosecutors say James staged a premeditated attack when he shot 10 people and wounded others on the northbound N train around 8:25 a.m. on April 12, during rush hour.

James, dressed in a construction worker’s vest and helmet, donned a gas mask and threw smoke grenades inside the carriage before opening fire.

Videos from the scene showed hundreds of passengers frantically running for exits as shots were fired.

A 24-hour manhunt then ensued, and the Bronx-born, Milwaukee-based suspect was eventually arrested while strolling down the street on April 13.

Frantic commuters were seen trying to run for exits after investigators say a gunman was James who opened fire at a Brooklyn subway station.

Frantic commuters were seen trying to run for exits after investigators say a gunman was James who opened fire at a Brooklyn subway station.

In court papers the next day, prosecutors detailed how more ammunition was found in James’s rented Philadelphia apartment, including an extended round magazine that was fit for a semi-automatic rifle. No such firearm has yet been found in connection with the suspect.

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His 9mm pistol was found in the 36th Street subway station after the attack, along with spent shell casings, fireworks and a key to his U-Haul.

Police also searched a storage unit in Philadelphia, where he kept more ammunition, a torch and a gun silencer.

A propane gas tank was in the U-Haul when police pounced on it hours after the attack.

James dumped the truck five miles from the 36th Street subway. He was filmed driving away. James’ motive remains unknown.

James had a criminal record dating back to 1992, when he pleaded guilty to attempted petty theft, and was known to the FBI’s Guardian Program, which tracks terrorist threats and suspects, for an incident in New Mexico in 2019.

At that time, he was cleared of wrongdoing.

But in a YouTube video posted just a day before the attack, James said he wanted to hurt people.

I can tell he wanted to kill people. I wanted to see people die,” she said.

Other videos showed James ranting about discrimination and complaining about white people.

James posted dozens of rant videos on YouTube where he discussed race wars, prison, violence and moving from Wisconsin.

James posted dozens of rant videos on YouTube where he discussed race wars, prison, violence and moving from Wisconsin.

Before the terror attack, James posted a series of rants online and took them to YouTube to protest homelessness, Mayor Eric Adams, and racism.

They are now being closely scrutinized by police.

Mayor Eric Adams suggested that it was YouTube’s responsibility to monitor the videos and report them.

“There’s a corporate responsibility when we’re seeing hate brewing online,” Adams said.

‘We can identify [hate] using artificial intelligence and other methods to identify those who speak of violence.’

Critics accused Adams of passing the buck, pointing out that the surveillance cameras at the station were down, allowing James to flee, and that the NYPD was unable to find him, even though he wandered around Manhattan for nearly 24 hours. hours after the attack and finally called the police. the same.

Earlier this month, attorneys for James accused FBI investigators of violating his rights by rubbing his cheek for a DNA sample and forcing him to sign documents without asking his legal team for permission or making sure they were there properly. according to the legal rights of James.

No further details of that interaction have been shared at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Correctional Center.

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