December 7, 2022

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Alleged New York subway attacker Frank James’s Chicago neighbor at Uptown residential hotel calls him ‘a mean and scary guy’

CHICAGO (WLS) — A lady who suggests accused Brooklyn subway shooter Frank James was her neighbor at a residential resort in Uptown neighborhood characterised him as “a signify and terrifying person.”

Donna Barney explained the interactions she said she experienced with James decades ago at the Aragon Arms Resort.

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“I stated ‘Hi, neighbor’ to him and I acquired a suggest mugging. Aggression. I know a lot a substantial significant male which is not terrifying. He was scary. He was aggressive. He was signify… he did not say a term,” she explained.

James lived in the Aragon Arms Hotel from 2015 till 2017. Barney, who nonetheless life at the hotel, was there for a calendar year right before James was evicted.

She mentioned he never confirmed the Glock pistol authorities say he attained a long time just before living in Chicago and then used in this week’s subway rampage. Barney reported that is scary to know now, because of how she claimed her neighbors explained his conduct in the making.

“He was banging on people’s doorways not banging, pounding on people’s doorways. You know, and he’s armed intellect you. We know now that he was armed,” she mentioned.

The 62-12 months-outdated is now remaining held without bond in the Brooklyn New York Federal Detention Centre. He appeared in court for the initially time Thursday.

Prosecutors explained the assault on the Brooklyn subway as calculated and completely pre-mediated.

James is billed with violating a law that prohibits terrorist and other violent assaults against a mass transportation process.

No one was killed in the assault, but 10 men and women ended up shot and 19 other people hurt in the chaos that adopted.

“He’s a person of all those terrible folks that makes life awful for all people all around him, and that is not how we are below,” mentioned Barney, who speculated that James’ disruptions and aggression brought about his eviction from the Aragon Arms in 2017.

“I suggest, you know, I’m just trying to say this: Frank James is not the deal with of SROs. And this is a excellent 2nd chance form of position for people today that really are guiding the, you know, down driving the barrel. So you know, which is in all probability how he obtained away with it for so long,” she explained.

After James was evicted in 2017, he moved to another one room occupancy building not far away.

The I-Group learned that James lived in that SRO on Lawrence Avenue till 2018, when he moved to Wisconsin.

State information obtained by the I-Group also exhibit that he obtained a driver’s license there in that yr.

New federal court docket records point out that James had a “stockpile of weapons” and ammo in a Philadelphia storage device, which includes an AR-15.

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