Investigators are digging deeper into Friday’s midtown shooting, learning more about the gunman and why he suddenly snapped, killing his old boss at an apparel company.
The helicopter was funded with federal port security money, and part of its job is to confront the threat that terrorists might try to smuggle a nuclear device into New York City through its busy ports.
Armed with a search warrant, more than a dozen officers and a NYPD Crime Scene Unit van arrived at the Maple Shade, N.J., home of Pedro Hernandez on Wednesday afternoon.
CBS 2’s Pablo Guzman teamed up with CBS This Morning’s John Miller, an original reporter on the story, for an exclusive interview to break down the answer to the elusive question: what was the motive in the disappearance and killing of the boy?
With Pedro Hernandez giving a detailed confession in the disappearance of Etan Patz, authorities are now working on corroborating it.
“Juries like to know the “why,” John Miller explained. “And there’s something missing in this story here. It’s very unlikely that he just lured a boy down into the basement with a soda and killed him for the simple thrill of it.”
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said after Pedro Hernandez was questioned in New Jersey Wednesday night, he voluntarily returned to New York City and took police to the scene of the crime.
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula trained in the desert but was planning on blowing up a U.S.-bound jet. However, the plot was undone by a man they thought was one of their own, CBS News has learned.
Community organizers in East Haven say they expect hundreds of people to turn out for a weekend march calling attention to allegations of police discrimination toward Latinos.
After Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc on New York City’s northern suburbs, getting back to normal continues to be a struggle.