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A New York City subway suspect revealed his plans in YouTube videos

NEW YORK (NewsNation) – New York City Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Frank R. James, 62, was arrested by NYPD officers at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday and taken into custody without incident approximately 30 hours after the subway shooting.

While the manhunt may be over for James, there are still plenty of important questions to be answered.

Police say James has posted hours of videos online, going on lengthy rants with violent and bigoted themes, and most recently slamming New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jason G. Weiss joined NewsNation’s Ashleigh Banfield on Wednesday to help resolve the issue.

Weiss says it’s a very difficult case because “we don’t usually chase words in this country.”

“The question has to become, obviously, why didn’t anyone who sees these videos report these videos to law enforcement. And if so, what could have been done to prevent this attack?

Weiss says we need to look back at what happened and see how we can try to change law enforcement tactics.

“We are far too reactive and not proactive enough,” Weiss added.

James is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Thursday before U.S. Investigative Judge Roanne L. Mann.