Mayor Adams praises NYPD for arrest of Brooklyn shooter

A triumphant New York Mayor Eric Adams announced the arrest of the suspect behind Tuesday’s shooting of a Brooklyn subway station that left 10 wounded. City officials during a Wednesday press conference described the end of the nearly 30-hour manhunt for Frank James, who now faces federal charges for allegedly opening fire on rush-hour commuters. Adams praised law enforcement agencies and thanked New Yorkers for offering tips, pointing to his earlier pledge to keep the city safe. “We got him,” said Adams, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and appeared by video link. “I said to New Yorkers, ‘We are going to protect the people of this city and apprehend those who believe they can bring terror to everyday New Yorkers.'” 

James, 62, was arrested in Manhattan at 1:42 p.m. without incident, New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell told reporters. 

Describing the manhunt as an “all hands on deck investigation,” she said “literally hundreds of NYPD detectives worked doggedly” with federal agencies to process evidence she said links James to the shooting. 

“We were able to shrink his world quickly,” she said. “There was nowhere left for him to run.” 

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