New York City Police and law enforcement officials lead subway shooting suspect Frank R. James, 62, center, away from a police station, in New York, Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The man accused of shooting multiple people on a Brooklyn subway train was arrested Wednesday and charged with a federal terrorism offense. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

UPDATED 2:15 PM PT – Friday, May 13, 2022

Accused Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges and a two-count federal indictment.

The accused has been held in federal custody since his April 13 arrest following a 30-hour manhunt. James was indicted by a federal grand jury for committing a terrorist attack or other violent crimes against a mass transit system.

The accused allegedly drove from Philadelphia to New York City last month and unleashed several smoke bombs and bullets on a subway car of morning commuters in Brooklyn.  There were no fatalities, but 10 people were shot and 13 others were injured during the attack.

Prosecutors claim the attack was pre-meditated and if they win their case  James could serve up to life in prison. His next court appearance is expected July 25.

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