The New York citizens have taken to Zack, and he has become an instant hero.
There was a $50,000 reward available, so it appears that Zack from New Jersey is the deserving party. While the security cameras failed to capture James’ fleeing after the assault because they broke down, Zack is a camera installer. Maybe he should be hired to work on those cameras.
In the meantime, it appears that Frank James had at least twelve prior arrests — nine of them in NY and three of them in New Jersey but although most of the charges were old and might not have been felony charges, there was a criminal sexual charge among them, which could have indicated a more serious crime.
There is a video of him attempting to enter the subway, but he has trouble passing through the turnstile while carrying all of his weapons and equipment for the assault, as well as being a very huge guy.
He was much taller than the 5’5″ and green vest he’d been described as, and the vest was orange. He was a big guy. It’s possible that’s why he wasn’t identified right away because the description was incorrect. After his photographs began to surface, he was apprehended.
He’s now been indicted by the DOJ for a terrorist assault on mass transit.
There had previously been rumors that he was part of the FBI’s Guardian system in the state of New Mexico. It’s unclear why, and they’re investigating whether he had any ties to any organization. But he was questioned in 2019; the investigation did not proceed.
In our story about James’ arrest, we cited an NBC story about a stabbing, but there was no stabbing at the time he was arrested, so I am not sure what they were referring to. It may be another occurrence; therefore, I wanted to clarify that. We’ll inform you if anything more develops on this. However, it appears that he was taken into custody without issue.