The information provided by the five individuals “contributed directly” to James’ arrest, police said, but did not offer more details.

“The public is who we serve, but they are also often our best partner,” NYPD Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a statement. “We appreciate all of those who responded to our call for information to locate this suspect, including all of those whose tips did not pan out.”

Police say James boarded a train during Tuesday morning’s rush in Brooklyn, set off smoke grenades and fired a gun 33 times, shooting 10 people.

Twenty-nine people were sent to hospitals, including the 10 who were shot and 19 others who suffered injuries mostly related to smoke inhalation, falling down or having a panic attack, officials said. Four people remained hospitalized Thursday and were in stable condition, according to hospital representatives.

While officials have not released a motive for one of the most violent attacks to occur on the city’s subway system, they have pointed to YouTube videos in which James shares his views on violence, mass shootings and mental health. James, who is Black, says in the videos that he suffered from post-traumatic stress and supported hatred of African Americans and other people he believed had maligned him. In a video posted in February, he criticizes a plan by New York Mayor Eric Adams’ administration to address safety and homelessness in the subway, saying it was “doomed to fail.”

On Friday, the mayor said officials are using the shooting as a “case study” to see what can be done differently for mental health programs.

“We’re looking at people who are stating that they’re dealing with mental health issues right now, and so we have to get it right,” Adams said at a news conference. “This is generational, in the making, a broken system, but we need help also on a state level and on a federal level.”

City officials want to enhance subway security

City officials want to enhance security in the subway system, the mayor told CNN earlier this week, noting the process would entail examining technology that could detect whether somebody is carrying a gun.

“But it is extremely challenging to identify every person that enters the subway system because of the vastness of our system,” he said.On the day of the shooting, more than 3 million people rode the system, which also includes passengers who used the Staten Island Railway, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

On Friday, city officials honored five MTA workers for helping evacuate people calmly from the train and the Brooklyn station where the train stopped after the attack.

The workers each were given a framed proclamation at City Hall, declaring Friday to be their day in New York City. They included…

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