Accused NYC subway shooter expected to plead guilty to terrorism charges Tuesday

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New York City Police Department officers arrest subway shooting suspect Frank R. James, 62, in the East Village section, of New York, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The man accused of shooting multiple people on a Brooklyn subway train was arrested Wednesday and charged with a federal terrorism offense after a daylong manhunt and a tipster’s call brought police to him on a Manhattan street. (AP Photo/Meredith Goldberg) Meredith Goldberg/AP

Accused NYC subway shooter expected to plead guilty to terrorism charges Tuesday

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The man accused of randomly shooting passengers on a Brooklyn subway earlier this year is expected to plead guilty to terrorism charges on Tuesday.

Frank James, the suspect who New York police arrested for allegedly terrorizing commuters in a Brooklyn subway station

on April 12, is scheduled to appear in court in the afternoon.

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Court-appointed attorneys for James wrote in a letter to the court last month that their client, who had earlier pleaded not guilty on two charges, “wishes to schedule a guilty plea to the superseding indictment,” CNN reported.

James originally pleaded not guilty to the charges of committing or attempting to commit an act of terrorism or other violence against a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm during a crime of violence.

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In all, 29 people were injured in the incident during the morning rush-hour commute in April. James allegedly put on a gas mask while entering a train heading for the Sunset Park 36th Street station when he opened a canister from his bag. The suspect then withdrew a firearm and fired 33 times, striking multiple people in the car and on the platform, according to authorities.

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