Brooklyn subway shooter indicted with federal terrorism charge
The Brooklyn subway shooter was indicted Saturday by a federal grand jury with charges of terrorism and discharging a firearm.
Frank James, 62, could face life in prison if convicted of either federal charges.
James was arrested Apr 13 after a 30-hour manhunt for shooting ten people on a New York City subway. No one was killed, but a total of 29 people were injured during the Apr 12 attack. At the scene, police would later find a Glock 17 9mm semi-handgun from the subway, two undetonated smoke grenades, fireworks, gasoline, a hatchet, cellphone, credit card, and a key to a U-Haul van, the last piece of evidence needed to track James down.
AT LEAST THREE KILLED AND FOUR INJURED IN SUSPECTED TERROR ATTACK IN ISRAEL
Defense lawyers for the subway shooter have claimed that James was unconstitutionally searched, and attempted to throw out some evidence in his case. Prosecutors have yet to respond to the request as of this report.
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The U.S. attorney’s office for New York’s Eastern District has yet to set an arraignment date for James.