IIt was 08:30 a.m. Tuesday, NYC subway rush hour, when people panicked after a man wearing an orange vest, a green construction helmet, a gray hoodie and a gas mask opened fire.
23 people were injured, 10 of them were gunshot wounds, the main suspect Frank Robert James calls the police to report his whereabouts and turn himself in.
The NYPD described the suspect as a black man, 1.65m tall and weighing about 81kg. After more than 24 hours of searching, James gave up on the phone.
Phone call from Frank Robert James
This Wednesday, the NYPD arrested James, 62, as the alleged perpetrator of the shooting. According to local media, James called and said he was at a McDonald’s in Lower East, Manhattan.
“I FrankI am the person you are looking for, James This was reported by the police, according to NBC New York.
“I’m surprised it took so long.”
The police rushed to the establishment and found the alleged perpetrator, who did not resist arrest. After the interrogation James He is expected to face up to 20 years in prison at a trial in Brooklyn court on Thursday.
Violence on the rise in New York
Greater New York Eric Adams shared a post on his social media expressing concern about the increase in violence in the city.
“We won’t let New Yorkers be terrorized with just one single.” Adams said.
“The NYPD is looking for a suspect at large and we will find him, but we are asking the public for any information that can help us with this investigation.”
As of April 3, 2022, there were 296 incidents involving firearms, an increase of 36 from last year, according to The New York Times.