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The Man Suspected Of Shooting 10 People In NY Subway Train Called The Tip Line Before His Arrest



Frank James arrested

The suspect in Tuesday’s shooting at a Brooklyn subway train reportedly called in a tip to Crime Stoppers that led to his capture Wednesday, CNN reported, citing two law enforcement sources.

According to the report, Frank James was arrested without incident by patrol officers in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. The 62-year-old is suspected of setting off smoke grenades and firing a handgun 33 times on a crowded N train traveling toward the 36th Street station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood. The attack left 29 people injured, including 10 who were shot. No fatalities were reported during the incident.

Police said that James called in the tip and told authorities he was at a McDonald’s on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the sources confirmed. He reportedly told police he saw his face on the news and knew he was wanted, the sources said.

He told the operator he would be inside the restaurant charging his phone. The call dropped moments later and was followed by a 911 call from another person who said they had spotted James, one of the two sources told CNN.

When police arrived at McDonald’s, they did not see him, the sources said. Just down the block, they came across a bystander who flagged James to them, a law enforcement official told the news network. James was in custody by roughly 1:40 p.m ET, about an hour after he made his call, CNN reported.

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