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Suspected NYC subway gunman remanded in custody

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Dressed in a loose khaki shirt, the suspect, a 62-year-old African-American arrested the day before without resistance in the street in Manhattan, appeared for the first time in federal court in Brooklyn.

In silence, sometimes taking notes between his two lawyers, he listened to the charges against him, in particular that ofterrorist attack which puts him at risk of life in prison. Judge Roanne Mann ordered that he be remanded in custody.

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The suspect was wearing a gas mask and set off two smoke devices, filling the train with smoke before firing. The prosecution has revised the balance sheet upwards, bringing it to 30 wounded, including 10 by bullets, against 23 at the start.

His attack was premeditated, it was carefully planned and it struck terror among the victims and throughout the city.added the prosecutor.

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If this bloody attack, committed at a busy south Brooklyn station,36thstreet“,”text”:”36thStreet”}}’>36th Streetdid not kill, it caused great emotion in the megalopolis of nearly 9 million inhabitants, already affected by an increase in crime and shootings since the COVID-19 pandemic.

A dozen shootings and four murders

Between Tuesday and Wednesday, New York police documented no less than 14 separate shootings and shootings, including in Brooklyn and the Bronx, and four homicides.

Frank James’ lawyer Mia Eisner-Grynberg has warned of everything hasty judgment of his client, already arrested 12 times in the past for various offences.

Officers arrived at McDonald’s. He wasn’t there. They drove around the hood, they seen it on the corner of Saint Marks [Place] and First avenue and arrested himsaid Wednesday a New York police official, John Miller.

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