Suspect denied bail over New York subway shooting

Suspect denied bail over New York subway shooting

Suspect denied bail over New York subway shooting

Suspect denied bail over New York subway shooting

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The 62-year-old man arrested  for shooting 10 people on  subway was made to placed in pre-trial detention on  Thursday after being covered with terror charges likely to attack on  a mass transit system.

Frank James have been  alleged to have detonated two smoke canisters on the train as it pulled into a Brooklyn station a moment before firing on the crowd in an incident that left more than  20 people injured but caused no causalities.

During a detailed  hearing, James told the court that he can sense the  charges, while his lawyers requested for a psychiatric evaluation.

The judge ordered James to remain in custody after prosecuting attorney Sara Winik said that “the defendant, terrifyingly, opened fire on passengers on 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.

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James fled after the scene, triggering a day-long manhunt until he was stopped by officers on a Manhattan street.

“What happened in the New York subway system Tuesday was a tragedy. It’s a blessing that it was not worse,” his lawyer Mia Eisner-Grynberg told the federal court in Brooklyn.

She highlighted that James was arrested peacefully after calling a tip line himself, adding that “initial press and police reports in cases like this are often inaccurate. Mister James is entitled to a fair trial.”

“Mister James saw his photograph on the news, he called Crime Stoppers to help, he told them where he was,” she said.

US district attorneys have said James could face a life sentence if convicted of violating a federal prohibition on “terrorist and other violent attacks against mass transportation systems.”

Police recovered a Glock 17 nine-millimeter handgun, three additional ammunition magazines and a hatchet from the site of the attack.

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James had posted enormous  videos of himself on social media delivering long, sometimes aggressive political comments , as well as criticizing New York’s mayor.

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