New York police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the recent Brooklyn subway shootings.

Police have charged 62-year-old Frank R James with a federal terrorism offense for shooting 10 people on a Brooklyn subway train.

Mr James contacted the police to ask them to pick him up around 30 hours after the shooting.

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Mayor Eric Adams announced that they have found and arrested the man they believe was responsible for the attack.

“My fellow New Yorkers, we got it,” he said.

Mr. James was slapped with a federal terrorism charge that carries a sentence of up to life in prison.

Police have found no links between Mr James and any known terrorist organisations.

It is unclear why Mr James launched the attack.

Police say Mr James fled the scene of the attack on foot, jumping onto a tube train at the nearby platform which is the same train many victims jumped on in an attempt to escape.

Police launched a wide-scale search for Mr James, releasing his name to the public in hopes someone would call a sighting.

Mr James then allegedly called police from a McDonald’s in Manhattan’s East Village, telling officers to pick him up.

By the time officers arrived at the McDonald’s, Mr James had fled but was spotted shortly after standing in a nearby corner.

Mr James is accused of shooting 10 people after he released a canister of smoke and opened fire while inside a subway train in Brooklyn.

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