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An air sampler box is seen in the subway as part of the NYPD's "Subway-Surface Air Flow Exchange'' study on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (credit: NYPD)

Amid Air Flow Tests, CBS 2 Learns Of Ventilation System Protecting NYC

The NYPD and the Brookhaven National Laboratory installed air sampling equipment on Tuesday to study how chemical weapons could be dispersed through the city’s subway system.

07/09/2013

FDNY Marine Units respond to helicopter down in the Hudson River. (credit: FDNY Twitter)

Helicopter Splash Landing Compared To ‘Miracle On The Hudson’

Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter landed upright in the water near 79th Street around noon and was drifting south. A family of four Swedish tourists and the pilot were rescued, as the chopper was safely towed to shore.

06/30/2013

NYPD Car (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

NYPD Surprised By Precipitous Drop In Murders So Far This Year

Even the NYPD was surprised upon learning that the murder rate has dropped 25 percent for the first half of 2013 – coming off a record low last year.

06/29/2013

Brian Kearins (credit: MySpace)

Bronx H.S. Teacher Arrested, Charged With Raping Student

According to police, Brian Kearins, 33, was arrested just after midnight on charges of rape, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child. His victim was a 16-year-old girl, police said.

06/26/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)/President Barack Obama (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Person Of Interest Questioned In Poison Letter Attacks On Obama, Bloomberg

The Joint Terrorism Task Force expanded its search for the person responsible for sending two poison-laced letters to the mayor and a third to the president as new details emerged about the contents of the threatening notes.

05/30/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly address the media at city hall on April 16, 2013. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

2 Letters Addressed To Mayor Bloomberg Found To Contain Ricin

Threatening letters addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in both New York and Washington, D.C., have been found preliminarily to contain ricin, police said Wednesday.

05/29/2013

Police in Woolwich following a major incident in which a man was killed, on May 22, 2013 in London, England. (Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Security Remains Tight At NYC Sites In Wake Of Brutal Attack In London

The NYPD said Wednesday that it was beefing up security in an “abundance of caution” and not based on information that the facilities were targeted.

05/23/2013

2012 Stop-And-Frisks By Race (credit: NYCLU)

NYCLU: Stop-And-Frisk Ineffective At Taking Guns Off Streets

The New York Civil Liberties Union has used the NYPD’s own statistics to dispute the police department claim that the stop-and-frisk program effectively takes guns off the streets.

05/22/2013

An official (C) in a protective white suit from the New York City Medical Examiners Office, enters a site April 30, 2013 in Lower Manhattan where New York police said that they have found a fragment of one of two airplanes that slammed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers Sifting For Human Remains At 9/11 Plane Debris Site

Personnel from the fire and police departments also were at the scene Tuesday.

04/30/2013

A police officer stands in front of the building on Park Place in lower Manhattan where a piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the September 11 attacks has been discovered on April 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Plane Wreckage Found Near WTC Site Is Wing Gear

Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.

04/29/2013

A piece of wreckage believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the 9/11 attacks. (NYPD)

NYPD: Landing Gear From 9/11 Plane Found Behind ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Site

More than 11 years after the horrific attack on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers by two commercial airliners, the NYPD said Friday that a piece of the landing gear from one of those planes had been found.

04/26/2013

Bernard Goal

Police: NYU Student With Arsenal Of Imitation Assault Weapons Arrested

An NYU student was arrested Monday for allegedly building realistic looking air rifles in his dorm room.

04/23/2013

Extra security for Central Park race, April 21, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Bomb Squad Called In Over Backpack During Central Park Race

A man with a backpack riding a bicycle through the Run for the Parks caused the bomb squad to be called in. Bicycles and backpacks were banned from the race.

04/21/2013

A New York Police Department officer inspects a man's bag in Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on April 15, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYPD Increasing Security At Prominent Locations Following Boston Marathon Blasts

NYPD Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne said the city is stepping up security at hotels and other prominent locations through deployment of the NYPD’s critical response vehicles.

04/15/2013

Washington Heights 'Abduction' (credit: NYPD)

Cops: Washington Heights Abduction Was Surprise Birthday Hoax

Police spent the weekend looking for a man and a woman who witnesses said were kidnapped by two men in a dark-colored minivan just before 7 p.m. Friday near 173rd Street and Haven Avenue.

04/01/2013

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