The 62-year-old man accused of shooting 10 people in the New York subway was placed in custody Thursday after being charged with terrorism in connection with an attack on a mass transportation system.
Frank James is said to have detonated two smoke containers on the train as it pulled into a Brooklyn station before firing into the crowd in an incident that left 23 people injured but did not cause death.
During a brief hearing, James told the court he understood the charges while his lawyers requested a psychiatric assessment.
The judge ordered James to remain in custody after prosecutor Sara Winik said that “the defendant frightened opened fire on passengers in a crowded subway train.”
“The defendant’s attack was premeditated, it was carefully planned, and it caused terror among the victims and our entire city,” she said.
James fled after the scene and unleashed a day-long manhunt until he was stopped by officers on a Manhattan street.
We live in a world where facts and fiction are blurred
In times of uncertainty, you need journalism you can trust. For only SEK 75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analysis, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Man, 62, denied bail for shooting with subway in New York
Source link Man, 62, denied bail for shooting with subway in New York