Dog Day Afternoon
For 40 years the NYPD’s Hostage Negotiating Team has been responsible for saving thousands of lives, while coming face to face with life-and-death situations.
It was 40 years ago today that a Brooklyn branch of Chase Manhattan Bank was held up in a botched robbery and hostage situation that gripped the city and would later leave movie audiences on the edge of their seats.
Sidney Lumet, the award-winning director of such acclaimed films as “Network,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon” and “12 Angry Men,” has died. He was 86.