Brooklyn subway station shooting prompts increased security at LIRR stations

Both Nassau and Suffolk police say they are in contact with intelligence agencies, and will monitor for any potential threats.

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2022, 9:54 AM

Updated 742 days ago

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Police across Long Island said they would step up security at Long Island Rail Road train stations in the wake of Tuesday’s Brooklyn subway station shooting.
Nassau police said they would implement extra patrols around all critical infrastructure involving mass transit.
Suffolk police also echoed that message.
Both Nassau and Suffolk police said they are in contact with intelligence agencies and will monitor for any potential threats.
Some Long Islanders who headed into the city Wednesday morning said they want to see more police not just in the parking lot or on the platforms. They said they want police officers on the trains.
Some other commuters said they feel safe for the most part when riding the rails and are confident that law enforcement is working hard to ensure their safety.
The suspect, Frank James, 62, has been taken into custody, according to sources.


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