Police are seeking the identity of a man who collapsed in Prospect Park last week.
The man, about 60 years old, was transported Dec. 29 at 10:30 p.m. to Methodist Hospital, where he has been in a coma in an intensive care unit, according to police and fire officials. The hospital notified the NYPD about the unidentified patient two days later, an NYPD spokesman said.
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A teen was in critical condition Monday after a possible suicide attempt at a Brooklyn train station during the morning rush hour, according to MTA and NYPD officials.
The 15-year-old girl apparently jumped in front of a Manhattan-bound R train shortly after 9 a.m. at the 53rd Street station, but struck her head against the train operator's window and fell back onto the platform. She was rushed...Read more »
Police are searching for a suspected "lush worker" who pickpocketed a sleeping train rider in Brooklyn last month.
A 23-year-old Brooklyn man told police his pockets were slashed open while he was asleep on a downtown No. 4 train around 3 a.m. on Dec. 8. The victim boarded on 101st Street and woke up at the Borough Hall stop without his Samsung Galaxy cellphone and his wallet, which contained...Read more »
New NYPD Commissioner William Bratton Thursday pledged to usher in a new era of collaboration and respect between police and communities as he tries to continue the historic drop in crime.
“We will all work hard to identify why so many in this city do not feel good about this department,” Bratton said after Mayor Bill de Blasio swore him in as New York’s 42nd police commissioner.
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A 35-year-old man and a toddler are dead after a plunge from an Upper West Side building Sunday, the NYPD said.
Police responded to a call shortly after 12 p.m. of a jumper at 124 W. 60th Street, a 51-story apartment building. The man was found dead at the scene, while the boy, believed to be 3 or 4 years old, died while being taken to St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital.
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A probe into the 911 system on the day an SUV fatally struck 4-year-old Ariel Russo says human error and not technical problems caused a delay in response time, a city report said Thursday.
Russo was killed June 4 when a driver lost control and slammed into the child and her grandmother at West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue at 8:15 a.m.
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Some 1,200 NYPD police recruits are in the midst of four days of "multi-cultural immersion" training to help them better understand and respect the communities they serve.
The training was instituted in 2007, according to the NYPD's website, and in 2009 included presentations by the Civilian Complaint Review Board, commanding officers and prominent community members to help them...Read more »
UPDATED 12/17 at 8:15 P.M.: A 60-year-old blind man said his guide dog saved his life after they both survived being run over by an A train when they fell into the tracks at a Harlem station yesterday.
Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, and his service dog Orlando fell onto the tracks of a northbound A train at the 125th Street station shortly after 9:30 a.m. The train came to a halt with Williams...Read more »
After months of precipitous declines in shootings, gunfire on the streets of New York has increased in recent months at a time when stop and frisk activity has dropped sharply, NYPD records show.
While overall shootings in 2013 still remain down 20.5% over last year, the sharp declines seen earlier have disappeared, with recent months showing spikes in shootings by as much as 11% according...Read more »
The NYPD said it's looking into a possible post-SantaCon melee involving six brawlers on the streets of Manhattan.
A YouTube video of the Santas fighting, at what appears to be Third Avenue and 16th Street in Gramercy, went viral Sunday, a day after the controversial event. Throughout the 1:20 clip dubbed "Santapocolypse NYC 2013" several bystanders and people inside nearby shops...Read more »