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NY subway shooting suspect faces federal terror charge

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The suspect arrested for shooting 10 people on the New York subway has been charged with a federal terror offense and could face life in prison, authorities said Wednesday.

Frank James, 62, “is now facing¬†a¬†federal charge for his actions,” Michael J. Driscoll, assistant director in charge of the FBI New York field, office told a news conference. “A terrorist attack on mass transit.”

US District Attorney Breon Peace said James has been charged with violating a federal prohibition on “terrorist and other violent attacks against mass transportation systems,” and could face a life sentence if convicted.

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