A federal grand jury in Brooklyn has indicted suspected subway shooter Frank James on two counts.
The accusations against James for allegedly shooting ten individuals on a Manhattan-bound N train on April 12 have been expanded. There were no fatalities.
James has been charged with terrorising a public transportation system and firing a handgun during a violent crime.
He might spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted of the terror charge. A life sentence is also possible under the second charge.
His arraignment has yet to be scheduled.
The incident occurred during the morning commute on Tuesday, prompting a 24-hour manhunt for the shooter. A man matching the description of the shooter was seen strolling around the Lower East Side and East Village the next day, according to many callers to the New York Police Department tipline.
Police believe James was one of the people who dialled the tipline. The caller stated that police were searching for him and that he would be waiting for them at a McDonald’s on Sixth Street and First Avenue. James was detained without incident shortly after police arrived in the vicinity.
In his initial court appearance on April 14, James did not enter a plea. His lawyer, Mia Eisner-Grynberg, said after the hearing that the shooting was a tragedy, but that preliminary information is frequently incorrect. She also praised James for surrendering.
He is being imprisoned without being released on bail. The attack’s motivation is yet unknown.
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