According to a report from Fox News, Frank R. James will be held without bond and must undergo a psych evaluation. James is being charged with committing a terrorist act against a mass transportation system.
“The defendant committed a premediated mass shooting on the New York City subway system and then fled the scene, with a stockpile of ammunition and other dangerous items stowed in his storage unit,” states a detention memo filed in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday. “The defendant presents a severe and ongoing danger to the community, as well as a serious risk of flight, that no set of release conditions can mitigate.”
“James is accused of boarding a Brooklyn subway train on Tuesday morning, then deploying a smoke canister and firing his weapon 33 times ‘in cold blood at terrified passengers who had nowhere to run and nowhere to hide,’ the detention memo states. Officials have said 29 people were injured, including 10 who suffered gunshot wounds,” the Fox report continues.
“The defendant’s criminal conduct was extraordinarily serious. The victims who boarded the defendant’s subway car on the morning of April 12 could not have predicted the horror that would await them on their morning commute,” the memo states.
“James has been charged with one count of committing a terrorist or other violent attack against a mass transportation system. He is expected to make his initial appearance in court on Thursday afternoon,” Fox reports.
If convicted, James faces up to life in prison.
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