Frank James, the New York Police Department‘s primary suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting on Tuesday that left 29 people injured, was taken into custody on Wednesday. The 62-year-old was arrested in Manhattan‘s East Village and has been charged with having committed a terrorist act on a mass transit system.
The New York Times reports:
Keechant Sewell, New York’s police commissioner, said that Mr. James had been stopped in response to a Crime Stoppers tip and that he was taken into custody without incident. She said Mr. James would be charged with having committed the shooting on Tuesday. “We were able to shrink his world quickly,” Commissioner Sewell said. “There was nowhere left for him to run.”
Much of the credit for finding James, who was on the lam for over 24 hours, belongs to Zack. Just… Zack. “Thank you, Zack! You’re a hero with those fast reflexes,” Twitter user Samantha Zirkin tweeted, along with a video interview with the hero.
— Samantha Zirkin (@SamanthaZirkin) April 13, 2022
The “21-year old security camera installer” held an “impromptu press conference” shortly after James was taken into custody.
Zack Dahnan, the 21-year old security camera installer who first spotted the suspected subway shooter in the East Village, is holding an impromptu press conference on 1st Avenue. He says news of the presser left him unable to sleep. pic.twitter.com/5j3DrFqnMx
— Jake Offenhartz (@jangelooff) April 13, 2022
The NYPD offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the capture of the gunman. Zack deserves it, and so much more. But for now, he’s being praised for his heroics on social media,
it was actually a guy named zack https://t.co/lnuTX4k6u4
— Claire Carusillo (@clocarustwo) April 13, 2022
lol at Eric Adams's NYPD, rendered mostly useless by….Zack
— foster kamer. (@weareyourfek) April 13, 2022
— Jamie Vinick (@JamieVinick) April 13, 2022
Zack was at work, saw the Brooklyn shooting suspect on security cameras, and notified authorities: https://t.co/NUbYGqFBoF
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) April 13, 2022
Give Zack a portion of the NYPD budget as a reward. https://t.co/ymbB8ITGWh
— Jason Diamond (@imjasondiamond) April 13, 2022
Throw Zack a parade he is a shining star https://t.co/Vsddut1vhM
— patman (@HoraceDeChorus) April 13, 2022
Sounds like Zack should get the $50k reward money offered by the NYPD for this arrest https://t.co/PRvMvd8dyN
— Yoav Gonen (@yoavgonen) April 13, 2022
Give Zack the 10 billion dollars that the NYPD gets a year since he did their whole job for them https://t.co/mDaeaUKtux
— online nobody (@online_nobody) April 13, 2022
You misspelled “Zack the bodega guy did our job better than we could w/o any weapons or militarized gear.” Now go stand around uselessly some more. https://t.co/kEJz4z6pan
— Dana Stevens (@thehighsign) April 13, 2022
New York’s finest: Zack. May he never be milkshake duck‘d.
(Via the New York Times)