Homeland Security To Cut NYPD Bomb Detection Funding After Obama Says NYC Nuclear Blast Bigger Concern Than Russia
Less than 24 hours after President Obama said he’s more concerned about the prospect of a nuclear weapon exploding in NYC than Russia’s recent actions, Homeland Security officials announced plans to cut the NYPD’s bomb detection funding by 50 percent.
As they rushed to the scene the officers observed the suspect with a gun in his hand, police said. An officer exited his vehicle to approach the suspect and the suspect pointed the weapon in his direction, according to police.
Richard Ferrugio was arrested on charges of aggravated animal cruelty and criminal possession of a weapon.
The dog’s owner, 25-year-old John Kelly of Jersey City, was charged with assault on a police officer and weapons offenses.