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Port Authority bomber charged with terrorism; family 'outraged' over investigation

Akayed Ullah, the man who injured himself and three others when his homemade pipe bomb detonated in a busy Times Square subway station, is now facing terrorism charges, officials said Tuesday. Ullah’s improvised explosive device went off around 7:20 a.m. Monday in an underground passageway...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:08pm

New Yorkers resilient in wake of Times Square explosion

On Monday morning, for the second time in 41 days, New Yorkers faced a terror attack after a man detonated an improvised explosive device in a busy Times Square subway station. Though commuters were understandably shaken, determined residents and city officials refused to let the attack interfere...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 5:35pm

Subway service resumes following Times Square explosion

Updated, 2:29 p.m.: Following the investigation into this morning's explosion on 42nd Street, all train service has returned to normal, the MTA announced just after 2 p.m. A, C and E trains are no longer bypassing 42nd Street/Port Authority, but residual delays are expected.  We are...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 2:33pm

Times Square subway explosion ‘was terrorist attack:’ Mayor

City officials have confirmed that Monday morning’s explosion in Times Square was a terror-related attack. “This was a terror attack in our subway,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on 42nd Street just before 10 a.m. "There was one individual who, thank God,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:52am

NYPD investigates suspicious package in Lower Manhattan

The NYPD is investigating a suspicious package left in Lower Manhattan this morning. The package, which appeared to be two pieces of luggage, was discovered near a Citi Bike docking station near 140 Broadway just before 9 a.m., the NYPD told Metro. The surrounding area, including the perimeter of...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:09pm

Man sentenced for 1993 killing of girlfriend in front of 2-year-old son

A man who murdered his girlfriend in front of their baby son and left the 2-year-old alone with the body for 10 hours has been sentenced, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced on Monday. Michael Stewart, who also goes by Kenneth Hall, from Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced 20 years...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 8:51pm

ICE arrests 55 in New York City

As part of a recent week-long investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 55 foreign nationals from 22 countries in the New York City metro region, the agency announced Monday. ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations team targeted at-large criminal immigrants, illegal...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 3:47pm

K9 officer hot car deaths at a record high: PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told Metro exclusively that at least 13 K9 officers died as a result of being left in a hot car so far this year, already surpassing 2016’s K9 officer fatality numbers. Of the 13 K9 officer deaths, two resulted in criminal charges, four...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 6:32pm

City nightlife industry uses NYPD training to arm itself against active-shooter situations

New York City’s restaurants, bars and clubs adhere to many strict guidelines to keep patrons safe, from food safety to health and building inspections and now, for some, what to do in an active-shooter situation. A “Safe Night Out” training video was developed by the NYPD for the...

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 5:00am

New York Marathon safety preparations underway for Sunday's race

The New York City Marathon will go on as planned Sunday after Tuesday’s terror attack in Lower Manhattan, but not without additional security measures.  While the “marathon will go on because New York will go on,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference Wednesday...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 11:27am

Uzbek Muslims face new fears after deadly truck attack in NYC

Fears of Muslim New Yorkers have been reignited by Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in lower Manhattan. Parents in the city might already feel anxious when sending their children off to school or their loved ones to work, without worrying about a mass attack, but Uzbek Muslims are now on...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 5:47pm

Sessions tells NYPD he's confident US will prosecute terrorists

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told members of law enforcement just a few blocks from the site of Tuesday’s deadly terror attack in lower Manhattan that the U.S. justice system can and will prosecute suspected terrorists like the man charged with the truck attack. "Terrorists...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 4:43pm

‘Now is not the time to live in fear:’ NYPD commissioner

The day after Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down a bike path on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 12 others, city officials urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant — and fearless — in the face of terrorism. “Now is not the time to live in...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:44pm

NYPD surgeon accused of raping woman in his Brooklyn home

Just days after two department detectives were indicted on charges that they raped an 18-year-old woman in their custody, a NYPD surgeon was accused of raping a woman in his Brooklyn home. The alleged sexual assault took place on Saturday after the surgeon met the woman at Delilah’s Bar on...

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 3:35pm

Poor black Brooklyn residents targeted for fare evasion arrests: Report

When it comes to policing fare evaders on the subway, a new report argues that the city targets poor black New Yorkers for arrests in Brooklyn. “The Crime of Being Short $2.75,” a report out Monday by the Community Service Society, looks at 2016 fare evasion data in Brooklyn for where...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:08am

Bronx man who slammed puppy on floor leading to leg amputation going to jail

A Bronx man pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after he abused a puppy, including slamming her against the floor causing a leg injury resulting in amputation. Roberto Martinez, 25, of the 900 block of Leggett Avenue will be sentenced to a year in jail, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:03pm

NYPD reviewing additional complaints against Harvey Weinstein

The NYPD is looking into additional complaints concerning Harvey Weinstein following multiple reports of sexual harassment that women faced at the hands of the film producer. This week, a story in the New Yorker detailed a ten-month investigation during which thirteen women said what Weinstein...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:31pm

3 charged with plotting terrorist attacks in Times Square and subway

A Las Vegas-type of attack was thwarted by law enforcement in the summer of 2016 and the federal terrorism charges were unsealed on Friday. Officials announced the unsealing of federal terrorism charges against three men alleged to have plotted attacks on New York City during the summer of 2016 in...

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 12:40am

Worker fatally shoots former boss, self at Midtown construction site

Days after a construction worked was fired from a Midtown worksite, he fatally shot his former boss and then himself, the NYPD said. The shooting occurred just after 7 a.m. Thursday at Three Waterline Square, a complex of three under-construction luxury condo high-rises located on West 59th Street...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 4:33pm

Columbus statue in Columbus Circle gets 24-hour NYPD detail

Ahead of Monday’s Columbus Day holiday, the NYPD will be offering 24-hour protection to the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus Circle to thwart additional vandalism to the 125-year-old statue.  On Sept. 23, a homeless man put pink nail polish on the bronze relief of Columbus on the...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 11:42am