Frank James, suspect in Brooklyn subway shooting, ordered held without bail
The man accused of shooting several people in a crowded subway car in Brooklyn has been ordered held without bail.
Frank James, 62, was arrested Wednesday in the East Village. The criminal complaint shows that he is charged with terrorist attacks or other violence on mass transit.
Prosecutors said the attack was carefully planned and premeditated, calling James' presence outside of federal custody a danger to the entire city.
A preliminary hearing was waived. James' attorney requested he receive a psychological evaluation and magnesium tablets because he gets leg cramps.
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According to authorities, James fired 33 bullets on an N train in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning. Bullets struck 10 commuters, and left more than a dozen others injured. The victims are in stable condition.
Authorities say they received a Crime Stoppers tip that James had been spotted at a McDonald's in the East Village.
Some reports claim that James actually called to turn himself in. Police say that after arriving to that McDonald's, they did not spot James - but were able to catch him a few blocks up shortly there after.
U.S. attorneys say James committed "a heinous and premeditated attack" on ordinary New Yorkers during their morning commute.
According to authorities, James has been charged with one count of violating a federal statute which prohibits terrorist and other violent attacks on mass transit.
If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.