UPDATE: April 13, 2022, 2:45 p.m.
The NYPD held a press conference on Wednesday, April 13 afternoon “just moments” after the primary suspect of yesterday’s mass shooting, Frank Robert James, was officially apprehended . They shared that he was arrested at 1:42 p.m. today (April 13) in the East Village on the corner of St. Mark’s Place and 1st Ave. after a Crime Stoppers tip was called in.
He will be charged with committing yesterday’s crime, the Police Commissioner said, and is currently being held in an NYPD facility.
“We got him,” Mayor Adams was the first to announce. “I cannot thank the men and women of the New York City Police Dept. enough, as well as our federal agents, our state police, our first responders, from the 9-11 operators to the various men & women from our medical professions.” He also thanked the New Yorkers who called in tips.
My fellow New Yorkers: we got him.
Join us at 1 Police Plaza for an update on yesterday’s shooting in Brooklyn. https://t.co/OyKU0Zrm7c
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) April 13, 2022
They said they are still investigating the motive, and said they hope “this arrest brings some solace to the victims and the people of the city of New York.”
You can watch the full news conference here:
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 13, 2022
Original writing: April 12, 2022, 12 p.m., updated through 5 p.m.:
As of now, news is still coming through about the shooting event in Brooklyn this morning, with a more in-depth press conference from NYPD executives and other city & state officials scheduled for this evening to share more information.
We have included general info. below that has been shared by official NYC sources including victim assistance, impacts on transportation and more.
Officials held a short press briefing at 12:15 p.m. today with more details, and this article will continue to be updated as more information is released to the public.
Stay safe, NYC.
If you witness suspicious activity, call 911.
If you have non-emergency information to assist in the investigation, contact @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS (8477).
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) April 12, 2022
This morning (Tuesday, April 12) an active shooting incident took place inside the 36th St. subway station on the N line in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. “There are currently no known explosive devices on our subway trains, and this is not being investigated as an act of terrorism at this time,” said police commissioner Keechant Sewell.
“Although this was a violent incident, reportedly we have no one with life-threatening injuries as a result of this case.”
She then recounted a play-by-play of what happened: “Just before 8:24 this morning, as a Manhattan-bound N train waited to enter the 36th St. station, an individual on that train donned what appeared to be a gas mask. He then took a canister out of his bag and opened it. The train at that time began to fill with smoke. He then opened fire, striking multiple people on the subway and in the platform.”
She noted that the investigation is only a few hours old and details are subject to change.
As communicated by the NYPD at 12:15 p.m. today in a press briefing in Brooklyn.
UVIS Activation: Call 311 if unable to reach someone who may have been impacted by the NYPD activity located near 36th Street and 4th Avenue in Brooklyn. If outside NYC, call 212-639-9675.
— NYCEM – Notify NYC (@NotifyNYC) April 12, 2022
I’m looking for someone that may have been affected by the incident – who should I contact?
The city has activated its “Unified Victim Response System.” If you are concerned about the welfare of someone who may have been affected by the Brooklyn subway attack and are unable to contact them, call 311. If calling from outside NYC, reach 212-639-9675.
I was a witness to what happened this morning – what should I do?
You can call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS with any information you would like to share. All calls are strictly confidential, and they note that “anyone with information, videos or photographs, no matter how insignificant they think they may be, is encouraged to call.”
In regard to the multiple people shot at the 36th Street subway station in Brooklyn, there are NO active explosive devices at this time. Any witnesses are asked to call @NYPDTips at #800577TIPS. Please stay clear of the area. More provided information when available. pic.twitter.com/8UoiCAXemB
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) April 12, 2022
What public transportation is still being impacted?
According the MTA:
- Full service on all lines at 36St. in Brooklyn
- Regular service on B/W trains
- D/N/R trains are stopping at 36 St.
- Northbound 2/3 trains are running on the local track from Chambers St to Times Sq-42 St
- Southbound E/M trains are delayed at Court Sq-23 St.
- Northbound 1 4/5 trains are running with delays
- 1/2/3/4/5/6/A/C/E trains.
- Service on the R line is now running on the E/M lines
- For service on the N line, transfer to 7 trains. Potential buses include Q102 between 30 Av and Queensboro Plaza
- Take Q69 buses to F trains at 21 St-Queensbridge or EM trains at Court Sq-23 St. for Astoria-Ditmars Blvd
- Take Q102 buses in to/from subways lines on 125 St in Manhattan for Astoria Blvd
- Take Q18 buses to M trains at Northern Blvd or 7 trains at 61 St-Woodside for 30 Av.
- Take Q104 buses to M trains at Steinway St or 7 trains at 46 St-Bliss St. for Broadway
Free shuttle buses are running multiple routes along the D/N lines in Brooklyn:
- Between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Bay Ridge-95 St on Fourth Ave, serving N/R stations. Buses will stop along Fifth Ave between Union St and 60th St.
- Between Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr and Coney Island-Stillwell Av, serving D stations along Fourth Ave, New Utrecht Ave, 39th St, and New Utrecht Ave. Buses will stop along Fifth Ave between Union St and 39th St.
Follow this thread for the most recent updates:
There is no D/N/R service in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Expect major delays on D/F M/N/Q/R trains.
Take alternate subway/bus lines.
There is a major disruption to service while NYPD responds to an incident at 36 St.
Read the thread for more details 👇 pic.twitter.com/NPUR2kOLHO
— NYCT Subway. Wear a Mask. (@NYCTSubway) April 12, 2022
Our hearts go out to the victims of this morning’s terrible shooting in Sunset Park. Uber has capped pricing citywide, and if anyone experienced unintended charges in the area during the emergency, we will work to refund them.
— Freddi Goldstein (@FreddiGoldstein) April 12, 2022
Uber Spokesperson, Freddi Goldstein, shared in a statement that Uber has implemented a citywide cap on pricing. Refunds will be given to those who experienced unintended charges in the area.
The NYC Ferry will waive fares for the rest of the day on the South Brooklyn route to alleviate travel disruptions.
Service Alert – South Brooklyn Route – 4/12/22
Due to MTA disruptions, NYC Ferry will waive fares on the South Brooklyn route for the remainder of the day and provide additional service during the evening commute.
— NYC Ferry (@NYCferry) April 12, 2022
Are there any areas I should avoid?
The NYPD has asked civilians to avoid the area of 3rd Ave to 5th Ave from 20th – 40th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. “Emergency personnel are on scene of an active police incident and have stabilized the area,” they shared. They said more info. will come shortly.