A Wisconsin man who has been named a suspect in a New York subway shooting reportedly posted chilling videos of himself online discussing violence, racism, and bigoted views.
On Wednesday, NYPD named 62-year-old Frank R. James the sole suspect in a gruesome subway shooting that injured 28 people. As CrimeOnline previously reported, the incident happened at around 8:30 a.m. at the 36th Street station for the D, N, R lines in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.
Someone on the train told the New York Post that she heard so many rounds go off that she “lost count.”
Police said James fled the scene after he put on the gas mask, released a smoke canister, and started shooting with a .380 caliber handgun. Police said he rented a U-Haul van and drove to New York City. The truck keys were found at the scene of the shooting and the truck was later found abandoned in Brooklyn.
YouTube videos reportedly show a man that DailyMail identified as James, claiming he suffered from severe PTSD and was once homeless. He also slammed New York City Mayor Eric Adams for his policies on homelessness.
“As I leave the state of Wisconsin, about to be back in the state of Illinois, all I can say is, ‘Good riddance.’ I will never be back again alive to that m*********r,” he said in a video entitled, “STOP ONE COMPLETE.”
In other videos, James criticized certain groups of people and expressed his wishes to “exterminate” them. In other instances, he went on profanity-filled rants about racism, society, and his want to kill people without going to jail.
Adams, who appeared on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday, said he had learned about James’ posts through the police department.
“I was briefed by the police department on some of his social media posts,” Adams said. “He appears to be all over the place according to the briefing.”
According to the NYC Fire Department, police found numerous undetonated devices in the area where the shooting took place. The FBI is now assisting with the investigation, although it is too early to discern if a federal crime has been committed.
Multiple people on the subway took photos of the incident, including graphic photos of a man who was injured.
NBC News reports that a $50,000 reward is currently being offered for James, who has reportedly lived in both Wisconsin and Philadelphia.
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[Feature Photo: Frank James/Police Handout]