The New York City police department has now identified a suspect in yesterday’s shocking subway shooting, 63-year-old Frank James, a black man who reportedly had a Youtube channel in which he posted bizarre videos that included unhinged racism and a focus on conspiracy theories.
As The New York Post reports:
A troubled man who railed against Mayor Eric Adams and made bizarre, threatening rants on YouTube has been identified as a person of interest — and now a suspect — in the savage Brooklyn subway attack that injured at least 23 people Tuesday morning, officials said.
The person of interest ranted about race issues and claimed that the Russian invasion of Ukraine was proof that black people were treated with disdain in society.
“These white motherf—ers, this is what they do,” he said. “Ultimately at the end of the day, they kill and commit genocide against each other. What do you think they gonna do to your black ass?”
James then predicted that a race war would follow the war in Ukraine:
“It’s just a matter of time before these white motherf—ers decide, ‘Hey listen. Enough is enough. These n—ers got to go,’” he said.
Breaking: NYPD named Frank James as a person of interest in the #Brooklyn mass shooting. I looked into his social media. Like the Waukesha suspect & the Louisville BLM activist who allegedly tried to assassinate a mayoral candidate, he appeared to be a fan of black nationalism. pic.twitter.com/aUQZGakJfW
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 12, 2022
James’s obsession with racial conspiracy theories apparently helped to prompt him to commit his horrifying attack in New York on Tuesday.