NYPD make arrest in connection to the death of an Asian woman who was pushed in front of a train
Police in New York City arrested a man who allegedly pushed an Asian woman in front of an oncoming subway train Saturday morning, NYPD said in a news release. © WABC Police identified the victim as 40-year-old Michelle Alyssa Go. The man, identified as 61-year-old Simon Martial, was charged with second-degree murder, NYPD said. He turned himself in to an NYPD bureau less than an hour after the incident and was taken into custody. CNN has not been yet been able to identify an attorney for Martial. NYPD Sgt. Anwar Ishmael called the incident a "random" attack.
The New York City Police Department paid tribute to an officer who was killed in the line of duty during a domestic disturbance.
Officer Jason Rivera, 22, who had joined the NYPD in 2020, died after he was fatally shot when responding to a call in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan on Friday.
The NYPD said the shooting took place at around 6:15 p.m. ET Friday on W. 135th Street near Malcolm X Boulevard.
Rivera and his partner, Wilber Mora, 27, were struck when a suspect who police identified as Lashawn McNeil, 47, started firing from inside a bedroom.
Police said that Mora, who has been with the NYPD for four years, is gravely injured and remains in hospital.
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Victim Maria Diaz, 78, shared an apartment in Queens with her former police officer son, Osvaldo Diaz, 46A New York City man faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted on murder and other charges filed Thursday that allege, according to the district attorney, that he "attacked his mother with a machete – to the point of near-decapitation.
"Tonight, we mourn the loss of a hero officer—a son, husband, and friend," the NYPD said in a tweet.
"Only 22 years old, Police Officer Jason Rivera was murdered in the line of duty. We vow to #NeverForget Jason as his fellow Finest vow to honor his tremendous legacy of service & the ultimate sacrifice."
After he opened fire, a third police officer shot McNeil, who remains in a critical condition.
NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig told a news conference the firearm used in the shooting was a Glock 45 with a high-capacity magazine that holds up to 40 additional rounds. The gun was stolen in Baltimore back in 2017. © NYPD New York Police Department released an image of Jason Rivera, 22, who was fatally shot during a domestic disturbance call out on January 22, 2022. NYPD
The NYPD is working with the Joint Firearms Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to trace the gun further.
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NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the police department was in mourning.
"We have four times this month rushed to the scene of NYPD officers shot by violent criminals in possession of deadly, illegal guns," Sewell said.
Meanwhile, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a former police officer, said from Harlem Hospital where the officers were taken to that "it is our city against the killers."
"Let me be clear, there are no gun manufacturers in New York City. How are we removing thousands of guns off the street and they still find a way into New York City in the hands of people who are killers?" Adams said.
NYPD officers gathered in support at the hospital, Reuters reported.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), whose district includes areas from Brooklyn and Queens, tweeted: "Deeply saddened by the tragic killing of an NYPD officer in Harlem. Our City is in mourning.
"Praying hard for the officer who is battling for his life and the heartbroken family members who have been left behind."
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A spokesperson for the NYPD told Newsweek that the woman also spat on one of the children during the incident.The New York Police Department (NYPD) Hate Crimes division announced on Twitter that a woman, identified as 21-year-old Christina Darling, was arrested on Friday and charged with hate crime-menacing, aggravated harassment, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Newsweek has contacted the NYPD for further comment.
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Republicans are likely to say there's a crime problem. Democrats are likely to say there's a gun problem. Regardless, a surge in violent incidents is fast becoming a major political issue.The headlines seem very simple: Violent crime is on the rise.