The MTA is cracking down on criminals who target victims on subways and buses in an effort to make rides safer for commuters and transit workers. CBS New York video
Almost a month after a woman was held captive and raped for more than six hours in a Queens apartment before jumping from a window to escape, police say her alleged attacker has been arrested in Washington state. Authorities say 53-year-old Michael Hosang is awaiting extradition to New York. CBS New York video
YouTube celebrity Etika has gone missing …. who that Etika ?
Desmond Amofah, better known as Etika, published an 8-minute video online apologizing to people he felt he has let down. Police sources say Amofah has a history with mental illness who has been hospitalized in the past, and could be a danger to himself. Nobody has been in contact with Amofah since 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The 29-year-old posted similar kind of content online before. In April, police were called after Amofah posted some disturbing tweets. Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips on the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.
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Police say two people who were not the intended targets, including an 11-year-old boy, were shot in Brooklyn. According to the NYPD, a gunman opened fire at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Schenectady Avenue in Crown Heights, trying to shoot another person 50 feet away, but missed. The boy and a 31-year-old man who were both standing on the sidewalk in the vicinity of a nearby supermarket were struck by bullets.
The boy was shot in the torso and was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after surgery. ABC7 New York video