그만큼 뉴욕시 경찰서 will be bolstering enforcement in subways citywide amid a troubling pattern of instances in which straphangers have been pushed onto the tracks as the Big Apple also works to combat a spurt of shootings and other 폭력, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.
The Democratic mayor was asked how he plans to address subway concerns after a man was shoved onto the tracks on Sunday, the third victim of such a crime in only days, according to officials and reports.
“I’m real concerned, and we gotta make sure that New Yorkers have confidence that they can go and use the subway and know help will be there for them,” de Blasio said during a Monday morning press conference. “그래서, NYPD is going to be increasing its presence in the subways. That will be very visible.”
Curtis Sliwa, who founded the “Guardian Angels” neighborhood watch groups, said he and the “천사” are also doubling down on their enforcement efforts in NYC subways.
De Blasio could not immediately provide more specifics about how many officers would be present in stations, or which additional law enforcement agencies, 만약에 어떠한, would be involved. He said city agencies are also working to expand their “mental health efforts.”
“New Yorkers are strong, resilient folks," 그는 계속했다. “We know that we can overcome anything. 그래서, I understand the fear, but people should know that we’re going to get that presence out there to get people safe.”
Shortly before 11:30 오전. 일요일에, a 29-year-old man was pushed onto the tracks at the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center station in Brooklyn. Police are now offering up to $ 2,500 for information that leads them to the suspect.
The victim was not seriously injured and was able to climb back onto the train platform, according to the New York Post.
주 초, two people were pushed onto the tracks in separate incidents reported in as many days, 보고 된 콘센트.
수요일에, a 36-year-old was shoved onto train tracks in Manhattan’s Bryant Park subway station, according to the Post. The next day, a 40-year-old woman from Brooklyn was pushed onto the 14th Street-Union Square station tracks just moments before a train rolled in, 비디오 쇼. Both victims survived.
NYPD statistics also point to another troubling trend in the number of recent shootings. Eighteen shootings were reported from Friday through Sunday alone, 언제 25 people were shot, an NYPD spokesperson said in an email to Fox News. At least eight people were murdered over the weekend, 경찰은 말했다.
월요일에, the New York Law Enforcement Labor Coalition urged politicians to “get out of the way” to allow police to do their jobs.
In one of the most recent shootings, a young woman was killed and six others were wounded in a shooting at a Brooklyn apartment building that followed an earlier shooting near a Sweet 16 birthday party, 경찰은 말했다.
The first shooting happened shortly after 9 오후. Sunday in the East New York neighborhood and left a 17-year-old boy wounded in the leg, New York Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said during a news conference. It wasn’t known what prompted that shooting.
The second shooting took place at about 11:15 오후. in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, and police said it’s believed to be related to the first shooting. A 20-year-old woman was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, 경찰은 말했다.
Others shot at the apartment building ranged in age from 14 ...에 19 살이에요, according to preliminary information from police. They were expected to survive, 경찰은 말했다.
No arrests were immediately reported. Police said they were looking for more than one suspect in the apartment shooting.
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