Frank James' YouTube Channel, 'prophet oftruth88,' Taken Down

The YouTube account belonging to Frank James, the suspect identified by police in Tuesday's Brooklyn subway shooting that injured about two dozen people, was terminated as authorities announced that James was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

The 62-year-old James had several videos posted on the platform where he made statements that predicted a "civil war" between races and claimed that he "wanted" to watch people die, Newsweek previously reported.

The account, named "prophet oftruth88," had been active on YouTube Tuesday. As of Wednesday afternoon, a message was posted that said the account "has been terminated for violating YouTube's Community Guidelines."

"Following the tragic event in New York City, our Trust and Safety team identified and terminated a YouTube channel associated with the suspect, in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines," YouTube spokesperson Jack Malon said in a statement to Newsweek. "Additionally, our systems are prominently surfacing videos from authoritative sources in search and recommendations, including by surfacing our Top News shelf above related search results."

Malon also directed Newsweek to a section of YouTube's Creator Responsibility Guidelines that users agree to when creating a channel that states the platform may "take action to protect the community" if they find that a user is involved in behavior that harms users on, or off, the platform.

"Let us not forget, I have been through a lot of s**t where I can say I wanted to kill people. I wanted to watch people die right in front of my f****ing face immediately," James said in a recent video, Newsweek previously reported. "But I thought about the fact that I don't want to go to no f***ing prison, f*** that.

"I'm not built for no prison, I am just not," James continued. "I don't want to be around a bunch of [n-words], I don't want to be around a bunch of [n-words] now let alone all day every day."

He also posted several videos in which he said white people view Black people's "rightful place is as a slave" and said that there should not be interactions between races.

Newsweek also reported that James said in a video posted in March that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and was headed back into the "danger zone" as he had more negative thoughts.

In video footage, James criticized New York City Mayor Eric Adams, saying Adams and others contributed to his mental health issues. James also said that he allegedly left a New York mental health facility with "more issues" than when he entered.

Update 4/13/22, 3:20 p.m. ET: This story has been updated with additional information.

Update 4/13/22, 2:35 p.m. ET: This story has been updated with additional information and comment from YouTube.

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The YouTube account allegedly belonging to the suspect in Tuesday's subway shooting in New York City has been terminated. Above, the YouTube logo as shown in the YouTube booth at the Licensing Expo 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on June 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images