A federal grand jury has accused Frank James of a terrorist attack on a public transport systemthe suspect in the shooting in early April in the New York subway, according to local media reports this Saturday night.

James, 62, was also charged with the crime of discharging a firearm during a violent crime. for the 33 shots he fired in a subway car on April 12.

If the suspect is convicted of the most serious charge, that of terrorist attack, he will face life in prison, while the other charge carries a maximum sentence of life and a minimum of 10 years.

the attacker threw two smoke bombs and started shooting indiscriminately against the occupants of a subway car passing through Brooklyn during the morning commute rush hour.

There were no deaths, but ten people suffered gunshot wounds and another thirteen had to be treated. due to different injuries or intoxications caused during the eventwhich sowed chaos and paralyzed the metro system in the city.

James was arrested a day after the attack and has remained in police custody ever since, after a short court hearing in which he was denied bail.

His motives are unknown.but the defendant had a YouTub channel in which he spread conspiracy theories and racial hatred, and had been arrested nine times in New York between 1992 and 1998 and another three times in neighboring New Jersey.

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