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Grand jury indicts suspect in Brooklyn subway mass shooting

NEW YORK (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted a man suspected of shooting up a New York City subway train last month – an attack that wounded 10 people and rattled the city.

The panel charged Frank James, 62, on Friday with committing a terrorist attack or other violence against a mass transportation system and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

Both counts carry a maximum sentence of life in prison. The weapons count has a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence.

James was arrested on April 13, about 30 hours after authorities said he drove from Philadelphia and unleashed smoke bombs and dozens of bullets in a train full of morning commuters.

The shooting victims were all expected to survive.

Authorities said James’s bank card, mobile phone and a key to a van he had rented were found at the shooting scene.

Police also said they found the handgun used in the shooting and traced it to James.

James is jailed without bail. An arraignment hasn’t yet been scheduled, according to the United States attorney’s office for New York’s Eastern District.

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