Police trying to uncover motive in federal building shooting

Federal Building Shooting

Officers work at the scene following a shooting at a federal building, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in New York. Police said a man walked into the building and opened fire before shooting himself. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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Manhattan woman raped as her 7-year-old daughter slept next to her: Cops

 The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance identifying the following individual wanted for a rape which took place on November 11, 2013 at approximately 0330 hours in the confines of the 5th Pct. The suspect entered the victim’s apartment and raped her at knifepoint. The suspect is described as male wearing a black knitted hat, black leather jacket and black pants.

The NYPD released this sketch of the man suspected in the attack. He is described as wearing a black knitted hat, black leather jacket and black pants.

Cops said the rapist crawled into the Mulberry St. apartment through a fire escape window Monday morning and attacked the 42-year-old victim.

Manhattan mother jumps eight stories to her death with her infant son strapped to her chest; baby survives with minor injuries

Sources say Harlem lawyer Cynthia Wachenheim penned a 13-page, handwritten suicide note before jumping out of an eighth-story window, taking her son, Keston, with her. The baby was saved from the impact when the woman landed on her back on the pavement.

	Cynthia Wachenheim and her husband Hal Bacharach. Cynthia reportedly fell out of her apartment window with a baby on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Cynthia Wachenheim and her husband Hal Bacharach. Cynthia reportedly fell out of her apartment window with a baby on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.


A Manhattan lawyer strapped her 10-month-old son to her chest and leaped to her death from an eighth-story window in Harlem on Wednesday — and the baby miraculously survived with little more than scratches, police sources said.

Cynthia Wachenheim, 44, who left a suicide note castigating herself for being a bad mother, landed on her back after taking the fatal plunge. Baby Keston was in a harness. He bounced off his mom on impact and then rolled away from her motionless arms.

“I heard a small scream when she was in the air,” said witness Steven Dominguez, 18. “I noticed something falling, but I didn’t want to believe it was a person.”

Dominguez, who teared up as he spoke, said the landing made a horrifying sound.

“It was a loud bang,” he said outside the woman’s building on Bradhurst Ave. near W. 147th St. “It sounded like a big piece of wood hitting the floor.”

“When I got closer, I saw the baby crying,” he said.

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FIRE ON QUEENSBORO BRIDGE: 60 firefighters rush to battle massive blaze

 after tractor trailer erupts in flames span remains closed in both directions

SEE THE VIDEO: Heavy smoke was seen billowing from the bridge that connects Queens to Manhattan at 59th street. Fire officials arrived on the scene Friday morning to deal with the flames, local media reported.


A massive fire that engulfed a 40-foot-long tractor trailer on the Queensboro Bridge Friday morning has been put out, though the key passageway between Queens and Manhattan remains closed.

FDNY estimates 60 firefighters responded after a truck on the outbound lower level of the bridge caught fire, WCBS TV reported.

Subway Rider Randomly Stabbed With Steak Knife on 6 Train in Manhattan: Cops

The victim was knifed in the shoulder and abdomen on an uptown 6 train approaching the 59th St. station about 10:05 a.m. Monday, officials say.


A good Samaritan grabbed the suspect and dragged her to Bloomingdale’s, which has an entrance at the subway level. From there, security guards called authorities. 


A woman went berserk on a packed Manhattan subway train Monday morning and stabbed a female stranger apparently at random, authorities said.

The crazed suspect, 32, stabbed the victim in the shoulder and abdomen on an uptown 6 train as it approached the 59th St. station about 10:05 a.m., officials said. The attacker also punched at least one other person, cops said.

“She was crazy,” an MTA employee who witnessed the attack said of the stabber, who appeared to be in her 20s.

“She was just targeting random people. She stabbed a woman in the shoulder and stomach with a steak knife.”

A good Samaritan grabbed the suspect and dragged her from the station to Bloomingdale’s, which has an entrance at the subway level, witnesses said.

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Harlem man beat, choked his 76-year-old grandmother to death

before hooking up with prostitute in same apartment: prosecutor.

Larry Davis is charged with killing his grandmother, Cora Davis, because she wouldn’t give him $175. He allegedly stuffed the elderly woman’s body into a closet before sleeping with a prostitute int he same apartment.

Larry Davis is on trial for beating and choking his 76-year-old grandmother, Cora Davis, to death.


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Who has the Highest Numbers of Dual STD Sufferers in New York City?

City Health Dept. reports that HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and tuberculosis are all epidemic in Tremont and portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont

Microscopic image of Gonococci, the bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea, one of seven sexually transmitted diseases at epidemic levels in the Bronx 10457 Zip code Getty Images

Here’s one neighborhood where you definitely shouldn’t have unprotected sex, share a needle or stand next to someone coughing.

The 10457 ZIP code in the Bronx — which includes Tremont, portions of Crotona, Belmont and Claremont — has the highest number of people afflicted by two of the following conditions: HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia and tuberculosis, according to the Department of Health.

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Mother Sues NYPD for Pepper-spraying Babies

Kurt Nimmo
April 2, 2013

Photo: Saitowitz.

A mother has sued the New York Police Department for using pepper-spray on her 2-year- and 5-month old babies after cops accused her of turnstile jumping.

Marilyn Taylor filed a lawsuit in federal court against the NYPD and Officers Maripily Clase, Suranjit Dey and Jermaine Hodge, according to Courthouse News Service.

On August 9, according to Taylor, police confronted her as she prepared to board a Manhattan-bound L train. “The aggressiveness of the officers’ demeanors had upset the four-year-old daughter, and her mother bent down to console her and tell her, ‘everything will be OK,” the complaint states.

The police confronted her on suspicion of skipping a fare after they saw Taylor pushing a stroller through a service entrance instead of going through a turnstile.

In response, Officer Dey pepper-sprayed Taylor and her family. “The pepper-spray caused the children to scream out and choked the two-year old, who went into fits of vomiting,” the complaint states. Taylor was knocked to her knees and nearly fell off the subway platform.

The police then arrested Taylor and continued to abuse her.  ”Ms. Taylor was then placed in handcuffs as the minor children cried in fear and pain.” She claims Officers Hodge and Dey pushed her down the stairway so violently she suffered bruised wrists from the handcuffs and injury to her lower back.

“After the attack, mother and father suffered ongoing eye injuries and all three children suffer emotional harms, and are now afraid to ride the subways and become afraid when they see police officers. The four year-old cried herself to sleep for weeks, and after the incident the two-year-old began waking up in the night crying for her mother,” the complaint states.

Following the incident, Taylor says police continued to harass her. “Since the incident, plaintiffs have suffered repeated harassment from the officer defendants, forcing them to avoid the MTA through the Atlantic Avenue stop,” according to the complaint.

The Taylor family is seeking punitive damages for civil rights violations, battery, assault, negligence, and violations of the New York State and U.S. Constitution.


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