Police obtained a warrant to search Zale Thompson’s computer for clues about Thursday’s daytime assault, which left one officer with a serious head injury.
De Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism John Miller met with the heads of Homeland Security and the FBI.
The city is continuing to beef up security on the Brooklyn Bridge following two high-profile security breaches.
NYPD spokesman Sgt. Carlos Nieves said Friday that the flags are in the United States.
Mischa Leinkauf and Mattias Wermke said they hoisted the hand-sewn white flags onto the 131-year-old bridge’s towers as a celebration of public art in “the global center of creativity.”
Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke told the New York Times they were behind the stunt to celebrate “the beauty of public space.”
The NYPD says there is no truth to the claim made by marijuana activist The Rev. Bud Green.
The breach prompted a massive increase in security at the bridge.
A massive police presence surrounded the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday – even with counterterrorism officers walking the beat – a day after unidentified vandals breached the security of the iconic span to replace the American flags with white flags.
American flags are once again flying on top of the Brooklyn Bridge after someone replaced the flags sometime overnight with what appeared to be whitewashed or faded versions of Old Glory.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told reporters Wednesday police have seen five incidents of drones in the past six months.
After a Florida man made headlines for video of a fireworks display in Florida with a drone, the NYPD on Monday addressed worries about whether the same could happen in New York.
Although forecasters are expecting a slower-than-usual hurricane season, officials are still advising residents to be ready.
Big Brother may soon be watching with a bird’s eye view – but there are no specific plans yet.
Commissioner of Intelligence John Miller told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond law enforcement officials have no intelligence suggesting an attack during the trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri.