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Videos posted by Brooklyn shooting suspect document his trip to New York



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Brooklyn subway shooting suspect Frank James documented his journey from Wisconsin to the Northeast over a sequence of YouTube movies posted in current weeks.

James, who was arrested and charged Wednesday afternoon in reference to the capturing, has been linked to a sequence of movies posted to a YouTube channel that has since been eliminated.

A spokesperson for the platform defined that they did so in accordance with its “creator duty tips.”

CNN was capable of analyze the videos earlier than they have been taken down. They embody rambling speeches stuffed with racist and misogynistic language, in addition to references to violence.

In a video uploaded on March 20, James mentioned that he had left Milwaukee – authorities have mentioned he’s related to addresses in Wisconsin – and was spending the night time in a Fort Wayne, Indiana, resort.

“Simply on the drive man I’m simply pondering as a result of I’m heading again into the hazard zone so to talk,” he mentioned in that video. “, it’s triggering a variety of detrimental ideas in fact as a result of I do undergo, I’ve a foul extreme case of post-traumatic stress after the sh*t I’ve been by means of all of the f**king years man.”

James indicated that he was transporting all his belongings within the van and that he could be storing a few of them in a Philadelphia-area storage unit. Though James mentioned that Philadelphia was his ultimate vacation spot, he mentioned that the Penske truck he rented wanted to be dropped off in Newark, New Jersey.

CNN reached out to Penske, who wouldn’t verify that James rented a van, however did say that they had reached out to the FBI to help of their investigation.

After the night time in Fort Wayne, James continued east and made his strategy to Pittsburgh, the place he mentioned in a video uploaded on March 21 that he was staying in a resort close to the Pittsburgh Worldwide Airport.

The subsequent night time, in one other video, James mentioned that he had gotten a resort close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

In that video, he’s seen ingesting whiskey and later, begins to indicate indicators of intoxication. Towards the top of the video, he begins slurring his phrases and at one level, he says he’s falling asleep.

He mentioned that he had not too long ago stopped ingesting as a result of it gave him “the shakes.”

Round March 25, James uploaded a video claiming that he had made it to the Philadelphia space. It’s unclear the place James was between March 22 and March 25 primarily based on the movies.

In that March 25 video, James mentioned he was staying in a Finest Western resort in Bordentown, New Jersey. He additionally gave his room quantity and a small tour of the room.

James can be seen ingesting in that video.

“Alright, so I attempted to get excessive by dragging some Jim Beam slightly earlier to make this video,” he mentioned. “Wish to be excessive to make this video as a result of I felt that I couldn’t actually – I appear to do my finest work after I’m excessive.”

James additionally mentioned that he was final in New York “a number of years in the past.

Within the video, James additionally mentions that he could be staying within the resort till March 28, when he would transfer to different lodgings inside Philadelphia.

The movies have since been eliminated by YouTube.

CNN has confirmed that James rented a short-term rental condo on West Ontario Avenue in Philadelphia. A neighbor recognized James to CNN, saying that James was on the condo final week seen taking containers out of a UHaul truck.

The neighbor additionally informed CNN that regulation enforcement not too long ago searched the condo.

In a prison grievance unsealed after James was taken into custody, prosecutors alleged that James did in actual fact lease an condo and a storage unit in Philadelphia. Data from ride-share operator Lyft point out that he visited the ability on April 11 at 6:17 p.m., in line with the grievance.

These data additionally point out that James ordered roughly 21 rides to and from the condo between March 28 and April 10. CNN has reached out to the administration firm for the Philadelphia condo for remark however has not but obtained a response.

In keeping with the grievance, data from the condo administration firm point out James rented the condo for a minimum of 15 days.

James didn’t point out any plans to go to the New York space or convey any concrete plans that he was planning a capturing within the movies that CNN has reviewed.

CNN has beforehand reported that on April 6, James made a reservation to choose up a U-Haul van on April 11 in Philadelphia, in line with documentation of the transaction.

At 4 a.m. Tuesday, simply hours earlier than the assault, James drove the U-Haul van into Brooklyn from Staten Island throughout the Verrazano Bridge, CNN has reported.

James was taken into custody in Manhattan’s East Village on Wednesday afternoon round 2 p.m.