A man was caught by police trying to rape a 74-year-old woman Tuesday in the James Weldon Johnson Houses public housing development in East Harlem.
Jason Commisso was asleep on a bus en route to Texas when he was picked up by a team of NYPD and New Jersey State Troopers on the New Jersey Turnpike near Morristown, N.J., Browne said.
Investigators believe Jason Commisso, 34, has been responsible for eight attacks of people of Asian descent in the neighborhood since Jan. 17, police said. The latest incident happened Saturday around 10:30 a.m. at a building on East 97 Street.
A 57-year-old man was attacked on Saturday morning, according to investigators, he was the mugger’s eighth victim. Police have released surveillance video of the suspect.
The tragedies underground continue. One man was killed and another was injured Tuesday night when they were involved in accidents involving separate trains inside an East Harlem train station.
The man suffered a fractured leg in the incident and was taken to Harlem Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
The 26-year-old suspect was involved in a road rage incident with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver shortly before 8 p.m., police said.
Pugilist Hector “Macho” Camacho lived his life fast and furious in and out of the ring, and on Saturday morning, a large crowd was expected to fill the streets of East Harlem to remember him.
Camacho was left unconscious and brain-dead after being shot in the face the Tuesday before Thanksgiving while sitting in a car in Puerto Rico.
Boxer Hector “Macho” Camacho, who grew up in East Harlem, has died after being taken off life support in Puerto Rico.
A man has been charged with stabbing a man and woman – leaving the woman dead – and starting a fire in their apartment in East Harlem.
Three people were in custody – two of them with serious injuries – after a crash involving a group of people wanted by police early Saturday in East Harlem.
Bakary Camara, 42, pleaded guilty to all counts including murder, predatory sex assault and rape in connection with the death of 37-year-old Rita Morelli, prosecutors said.
More than 110 guns are off the streets of New York City in what authorities are calling the largest seizure of illegal firearms in Manhattan in recent history.
Around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect grabbed a 31-year-old woman in the lobby of her apartment building, put her a choke hold and then walked her at gunpoint to an ATM, police said.