According to New York Post, A troubled man who railed against Mayor Eric Adams and made bizarre, threatening rants on YouTube has been identified as a person of interest and now a suspect in the savage Brooklyn subway attack that injured at least 23 people Tuesday morning, officials said.
New York Post further reported that Frank James warned last month that he was “entering the danger zone” rented a U-Haul van tied to the N train attack in Sunset Park and is being sought for questioning, police said at an evening briefing.
“Mr. Mayor, I’m a victim of your mental health program,” James said in one lengthy video.
“I’m 63 now full of hate, full of anger, and full of bitterness.”
He also criticized the mayor for not doing more to combat homelessness.
“Eric Adams, Eric Adams: What are you doing, brother? What’s happening with this homeless situation,” he said while referring to the subway. “Every car I went to was loaded with homeless people. It was so bad, I couldn’t even stand. I had to keep moving from car to car.”
The NYPD said it was increasing security for Adams after police discovered the videos reported New York Post.
Social Media handles also updated by multiple netziens that Frank James seen before the subway attack.
FRANK JAMES seen before the subway attack, on his WAY to the Train. He really WADDLES. I can't quite picture this guy "Making a Run For It" if you know what I mean. WHERE THE HELL IS HE? pic.twitter.com/1HZd4ADhDb
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) April 13, 2022
Another netzien also share Frank’s video on his social media handle in which he’s discussing his militant black nationalist views.
Frank James, the person of interest in the #Brooklyn subway mass shooting, has many videos on YouTube discussing his militant black nationalist views. He recently expressed disappointment that Justice Ketanji Jackson is married to a white man. https://t.co/edHUVtTvwI pic.twitter.com/hL0ysMw5VM
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 13, 2022
Mean while, Muslim community in New York express deep sorrow and prayed for the speedy recovery of the victims.
Clergy Dr Ayatullah Sakhawat Hussain Sandralvi has said that Brooklyn subway attack with a smog grenade is unacceptable. I express my sympathy to the victims and pray for their speedy recovery.NYC Mayor Eric Adams, NYPD and investigation agencies are doing a great job and hoped that the administration and the people together will not allow such anti-peace operations to be successful.
Dr. Ayatullah Sakhawat Hussain Sandralvi also offered special prayers after Maghribain prayers at Al-Mahdi Center for peace and security in the city.