Brooklyn subway shooting suspect, Frank James, was spotted strolling around in Manhattan seemingly stress-free while the New York Police Department looked for him, revealed the pictures and witness testimony.
The suspect had his first court appearance on Thursday as Rolling Stone Tweeted, “Accused subway shooter Frank R. James made his first court appearance today in Brooklyn federal court. The judge determined he’d be held without bail.”
After injuring 10 people embarked on the northbound N train, the 62 year old suspect, James spent a night at a Chelsea hostel before waking up to search for some of the best eateries in the hotel’s vicinity including iconic Katz’s deli then stop by a bar for a beer and finally turn himself to the police.
Frank James, who is now in police custody, has been charged for ‘popping a smoke canister’ on a loaded train before beginning shooting people on board as it traveled 36th Street station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, at roughly 8:26 early morning Tuesday.
Police, with the help of witness testimonies, have figured out how the Brooklyn subway shooter spent his 30 hours before the arrest.
Right after the shooting, the suspect who was wearing an orange colored site-worker’s attire, fled the scene, ditched his car and got on a southbound R train, exiting 25th Street.
Video footage from the scene showed the suspect in all-black clothing, coming from the subway system at around 8:30 in the morning before disappearing for some me-time.
“He was the first one out,’ Sulaimen Yehia, 33, a staffer at the nearby Lotto Deli & Grill,” a witness told a news outlet. ‘He already changed his whole gear. They were looking for gray and construction and he came out all black. Nobody thought he changed his clothes that quick.’
Five minutes later, he was spotted walking near a Greenwood Cemetery to catch a bus to Seventh Ave. and Ninth St. He then bought a mask from the location that resides two miles from where the attack happened.
“A fellow staffer at the store had spoken to the FBI and NYPD about the sighting,” a worker named Ismail Hossein, told a news agency on Thursday.
The subway shooter has been identified as a career criminal belonging to Philadelphia. He swiftly managed to stay low after firing 22 shots on the subway and injuring 10 of the trapped straphangers.