A tourist’s selfie taken from the top of the Brooklyn Bridge is raising questions about the NYPD and its security as the city ramps up for the July 4th holiday amid terror threats.
The number of arrests so far in 2015 has fallen by about 35,000.
The security measures include radiation detection, checks on suspicious vehicles, hotel staffs and suspicious guests, and social media monitoring.
A college student found his way onto an unauthorized area of the Brooklyn Bridge and took a selfie this past weekend, and police said his actions were “irresponsible and illegal.”
The attempted robbery took place on June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the corner of Valentine Avenue and East 184th Street.
Cameras captured the suspect at the counter of the Santander bank on Broadway just after 2 p.m. Monday, police said.
Police are looking for three teenage girls who they said attacked two women and stole their purses in the Bronx.
The arrest comes at the same time that the NYPD is on high alert, concerned about a possible ISIS-inspired terror attack in the United States this holiday weekend.
Naji Fawaz, 35, was found in the front seat of a car with multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and torso, police said.
Bratton told a City Council committee Monday that he’s against a package of nine bills that would impose new regulations on the nation’s largest police department.
Police are looking for a man who they said flashed two young girls in Elmhurst, Queens.
The 21-year-old woman was taken to Elmhurst Hospital with severe head trauma, where she was pronounced dead, police said.
Police are looking for a man who they said choked a woman unconscious during an attempted rape in the Bronx.
Police described the suspect as a white female in her early 30s, about 230 pounds and with black curly hair.
More than 300 cops will focus exclusively on counterterrorism, but they won’t be plucked from local precincts.