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New York Subway Shooting Person Of Interest Posted YouTube Videos Of Violent Incidents

New York Subway Shooting Person Of Interest Posted YouTube Videos Of Violent Incidents

Frank R James is a 'person of interest' over a U-Haul van which may be connected to the shooting

A 'person of interest' in the Brooklyn subway mass shooting reportedly posted videos to his YouTube channel discussing violent crimes.

Yesterday, 13 April, a gunman set off two smoke canisters in a New York subway between 9th Street and 36th Street stations before shooting 10 people, with a further 13 injured in the immediate fallout of the attack.

New York police are currently looking for Frank R James, 62, said to be a 'person of interest' in the incident over a U-Haul van which may be connected to the shooting.

NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said: "We are looking to determine if he has any connection to the train. We know Mr James rented that U-Haul truck in Philadelphia."

It has not been alleged that James is the shooter, and authorities have yet to determine a motive. Commissioner Keechant Sewell said it wasn't being investigated as terrorism, but she was 'not ruling out anything'.

On James' YouTube channel under the name 'prophet oftruth88', as Heavy reports, he shared clips from news reports of recent violent crimes in the New York subway, with Mayor Eric Adams facing questions over rising crime rates and homeless people.

In one video, James says: "Here we go again... I f***ing told you so," going into a rant about people on a screen behind him who made him 'more dangerous'.

In another video, under the name 'profitof doom8888', James discusses Anthony Ferrill, the perpetrator behind the 2020 Milwaukee brewery shooting in which five people were killed, before Ferrill killed himself.

James says Ferrill, who was Black, was 'discriminated against' and 'no one say and do s**t' until he committed a horrific crime. "And I’ve dealt with it time and time again," he added.

Describing himself as a machinist, James also says there's a 'bunch of racist white motherf***ers' in that trade. "The vast majority of people, white motherf***ers are racist," he also says.

As well as the key to the U-Haul van, investigators found a 9mm semi-automatic handgun at the scene with extended magazines, a hatchet and smoke grenades.

In a briefing, Essig said the suspect 'then fired that weapon at least 33 times, striking 10 people... the male then fled the scene, and detectives are actively trying to determine his whereabouts'.

The attacker was wearing a construction vest, grey hooded sweatshirt, and a gas mask at the time of the incident. A $50,000 (£38,450) reward is being offered for any information may lead to his arrest.

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Featured Image Credit: @prophet oftruth88/YouTube

Topics: New York, US News