Subway Shooter Hit With Ten New Terrorism Charges

Courthouse News reports:

The man accused of shooting up a New York City subway in April now faces 10 federal terrorism charges, one for each of the 10 victims struck by the bullets in the attack.

Identifying each of the victims by their initials, prosecutors filed the superseding indictment Friday charging Frank Robert James with 10 counts of terrorism on a mass transportation system plus a single count of discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

James allegedly set off a smoke canister in a subway car of a Manhattan-bound N train on April 12, before firing 33 shots at passengers as it pulled onto the station platform in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park. Several children were among the victims of the morning rush-hour attack, which sent local schools into shelter-in-place mode until mid-afternoon.

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