The attacker was arrested who detonated two smoke bombs in the New York subway and opened fire in a crowded subway car, injuring at least 20 people.
Frank R. James, 62, was arrested by police in East Village, New York. As a reminder, ten people were shot, five of whom are in critical but stable condition, authorities said. Others have other types of injuries.
All the victims are expected to survive the injuries, police said, adding that the attacker immediately fled the scene, that he probably acted alone and that the motive for the attack is still unknown. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a train station in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park neighborhood.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams told WCBS Radio 880 AM that part of the investigation showed a fault in the surveillance camera system. Adams said services were trying to determine if only one camera had broken down or if the cameras had broken down at the entire subway station.
He added that he is in contact with the service that manages the metro and more details should be known soon. Police Chief Kichant Sevel said the incident was not being treated as a terrorist attack.