The loner suspected of starting fire in a New York City subway train is the man who was “on his own his whole life,”According to his sister.
Catherine James Robinson talked to a handful media outlets about her 62 year-old brother. She described him as someone who moved from one place to another, but never stayed long, she said. The New York Times.
“He’s been on his own his whole life,”She said.
Frank James, a Manhattan-bound N-train driver, is accused of shooting 10 people Wednesday morning during rush hour. James is accused of firing 33 rounds at the panicked train after setting off a smoke alarm and wearing a gas mask. Five of the gunshot victims were in critical, but stable condition, authorities said. Police said that thirteen other victims were also injured by shrapnel or by stampeding passengers.
James was arrested in federal court and placed under arrest without bail. He did not enter any plea. New York Police Department officers took him into custody Wednesday, just one day after the Sunset Park attack.
Robinson claimed she hadn’t spoken with her sibling in three-years. “I don’t know what might have been his motivation. Last I spoke to him was like three years ago,”Robinson spoke to the Daily Beast “We don’t keep in contact with each other … I don’t know what he was thinking, I don’t know anything about why he might have done what he did.”
Robinson stated that Robinson was still shocked at the acts he was accused.
“I don’t think he would do anything like that,”She said. “That’s not in his nature to do anything like that.”
Authorities said Robinson was angry at a Wisconsin neighbor who lived there until last month.
Keilah M. Miller, who said that she lived in the same apartment building as James, told USA Today she was frightened when she saw his photo being circulated in connection with the subway attack.
Miller stated that James was her neighbor for approximately six to eighteen months. He was her neighbor, she said. “angry, loud and alone.”
Miller claimed that James was the suspect in the murder and she had packed her belongings, moved to a friend’s apartment, and then left.
“I’m scared to go back home until someone says the place is clear,”She said.
“I always heard a lot of yelling, but I never saw anyone else go into the apartment but him,” Miller said.
Robinson said to the New York Post that she hadn’t spoken with her brother since the death of their younger sister a few years back. “He kept to himself, he was a loner,”She said. “Yes, he was.”
Robinson was not contacted by Inside Edition Digital to return phone messages.
James had spoken extensively about violence, voiced bigoted views, and criticised New York City’s mayor in a number of video clips that he posted online. In videos that he posted to YouTube, James talked openly and frequently about violence. “prophet of truth 88,”The social media platform had already terminated his account on Wednesday morning. Similar posts were also removed from his Facebook account.