Police Commissioner Ray Kelly
“Something went amiss yesterday,” Kelly said Thursday. “What happened is all calls that came in were received; it was the link between the call takers and the dispatchers that had a problem for 16 minutes.”
The National Park Service has decided to move security screening to Ellis Island.
The hunt was on Sunday morning for a gunman who shot and killed a 14-year-old girl on a city bus in Queens.
“The six men we honor today were heroes,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. “They gave their lives in service to the public, to the cause of making New York City safe for all. Today they join the roll call of honor that is our Hall of Heroes.”
A group wants to arm New York City residents with shotguns for free, in order to put some fear into criminals.
Police said a man driving a tan van exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl and then trailed her for several blocks Thursday afternoon.
Both attacks happened in South Ozone Park within a few hours of each other Wednesday.
Officials have said the transportation sector, including U.S. railways, remain attractive targets for al-Qaeda.
The station house was built in 1871 for use as a horse stable and storage facility before the New York City Police Department took over the building in 1936.
Officer Eder Loor was stabbed in the head on April 17, 2012 while responding to a call of an emotionally disturbed person in East Harlem.
Police said Graziano Graziussi rang up a $208 bill at Smith & Wollensky on the Upper East Side on Monday night and then refused to pay the pricey tab.
The device, which resembles body scanners used at airports, reads terahertz — a specific form of natural energy emitted by people and objects.
The ball has dropped in front of a throng of 1 million in Times Square, and 2013 has arrived.
A man who says he was a paid informant working for the NYPD claimed Tuesday that he was ordered to spy on the innocent, and make them issue incriminating statements.
More illegal weapons have been taken off New York City streets as a result of a year-long investigation that involved three separate undercover operations, officials said.