“‘My fellow New Yorkers, we got him.’”
That was New York City Mayor Eric Adams discussing the Wednesday afternoon arrest of Frank James, a suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting that left 10 people injured, half of them critically, early Tuesday.
Due to his recent COVID-19 diagnosis, a quarantining Adams was speaking via video link at a press briefing with law-enforcement officials.
“I cannot thank the men and women of the New York City Police Department enough, as well as our federal agents, our state police, our first responders, from our 9/11 operators to the various men and women from our medical professions. We got him,” said Adams, a former officer with the NYPD and, previoulsy, the New York City Transit Police.
“We are going to protect the people of this city and apprehend those who believe they can bring terror to everyday New Yorkers,” Adams said.
James was taken into police custody at St. Marks Place and 1st Avenue in Manhattan, according to NBC. He was reportedly involved in a separate stabbing incident.
Of the five gunshot victims in critical condition, all were expected to survive, police said.