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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Personnel from the fire and police departments also were at the scene Tuesday.
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.
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.
An NYU student was arrested Monday for allegedly building realistic looking air rifles in his dorm room.
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.
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.
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.