NYC Subway Shooting Suspect Had Lunch At Katz's Deli During Manhunt

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The man accused of the mass shooting in Brooklyn subway train on Tuesday was hiding in plain sight while the entire city was looking for him. This even included a stop at the infamous Katz's Delicatessen.

Frank James, the suspect in the case was arrested in the East Village of Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon, 24 hours after the shooting occurred on the N subway train pulling into the 36th street station. Twenty-nine people were wounded in the shooting.

Police sources told ABC News that they recovered James', 62, credit card as well as his MetroCard, however he had a second phone and MetroCard on him which now the police are using to track where he went while they were searching for him.

According to the police, James switched subway trains from the N to the R and got off at the 25th Street Station around 8:35am, then he took the B67 bus to Park Slope where he bought a new mask and then went to the 7th Avenue subway station at 9:18am. That night, he checked into the Chelsea International Hostel on West 20th street.

On Wednesday morning he walked around Lower Manhattan, according to ABC News sources and then multiple sightings began at around 10:30am. He was spotted sitting outside Dimes as well as sitting using a Link NYC hub to charge his phone, posting to social media. A few hours after this he was spotted getting lunch at Katz's Deli on the Lower East Side.

After 1pm James called Crime Stoppers and reportedly said, "I think you’re looking for me. I’m seeing my picture all over the news and I’ll be around this McDonald's." When the police arrived, James had already left the fast food place but was spotted by Zack Tahhan on St. Mark's Place and First Avenue.

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