Accused NYC Subway Shooter Indicted On Federal Charges

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A federal grand jury indicted the accused NYC subway shooter on Friday (May 6), returning two charges in the April 12 incident.

Filings in a Brooklyn federal court indicate that Frank James was indicted on one terrorism charge and one count of discharging a firearm during a crime of violence. James is accused of opening fire on an NYC subway car last month, wounding at least 10 people, and injuring dozens of others.

Authorities say that James boarded the N train in Sunset Park, before he put a gas mask on and deployed a canister of gas, and began shooting at least 33 times. A motive in the attack has not been released, however, police did uncover videos James posted to YouTube where he discussed mass shootings and ranted against NYC Mayor Eric Adams and others.

If convicted, James could face a maximum sentence of life in prison for each count. No date has been set for James' arraignment.

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