Following a deadly attack on subway riders in Brooklyn earlier this week, the accused suspect Frank James was ordered held without bail at his first court appearance on Thursday. After a city-wide search, James was arrested in Manhattan on Wednesday and charged with federal terrorism-related charges.
"Brought into a Brooklyn federal court without handcuffs, a subdued Frank James, 62, softly answered standard questions about whether he understood the charges and the purpose of the brief hearing," writes Tom Hays and Booby Caina Calvin for the Associated Press.
"The defendant committed a premeditated mass shooting on the New York City subway system and then fled the scene, with a stockpile of ammunition and other dangerous items stowed in his storage unit," according to federal prosecutors. The storage unit is believed to be in the Philadelphia area.
Brooklyn subway attack suspect ordered held without bail (Tom Hays & Bobby Caina Calvin - Associated Press)
In a CNN article on the 30-hour manhunt for James, Christina Maxouris writes that "a key, a neon construction jacket, a gun" were the items "left behind in a bloody crime scene at a Brooklyn subway station Tuesday morning" and offered investigators some of their first clues to the investigation.
Inside the 30-hour search for the Brooklyn subway shooting suspect (Christina Maxouris - CNN)
In a related story about the heroes from that day, Matthew Cantor for The Guardian writes, "In the aftermath of the Brooklyn subway shooting, social media has found its latest star. Zack Tahhan, 21, was quickly anointed as a hero, but the real story, it seems, was more complicated."
According to Cantor, "media reports have established Tahhan as a security camera technician from Syria who arrived in the US five years ago and speaks five languages." However, since Wednesday, "reports have portrayed a more complex scene – and introduced a few more stars to the cast."
Zack Tahhan is being hailed for his NYPD tipoff. That’s not the whole story (Matthew Cantor - The Guardian)