Two wounded in stabbing attack inside East Village apartment . – An assailant stabbed and wounded two people inside an East Village apartment building Monday morning, police said. The victims were knifed inside the building on E. 12th St. and Avenue C around 9 a.m.
A man is facing jail after forcing his own hostage to stream his armed robbery live on Facebook. Rasheem Harrison pulled out a large knife in an New York convenience store and asked shopkeeper Abdul “AK” Aziz to film and live stream him because of “what I got in my hand”.
Charismatic Mr Abdul is a minor local celebrity in Staten Island and posts video blogs on his Facebook page, which boasts more than 6,500 followers.
“He could do something dangerous so I was nervous. At the same time, I was in fear for my life,” said Mr Abdul, originally from Yemen. “He threatened that he was going to kill me if I didn’t put him on Facebook.”
In the video, Mr Harrison appears to say something about wanting to find someone, before grabbing an ice cream cone and refusing to pay for it…. “I felt like I was a hostage inside my own place so I put him on Facebook,” said Mr Abdul, speaking to CBS New York.
NYC Cabbies Arrested, Accused of Running Up Fake Fares
NBC New York … Dozen Cab Drivers Stole $40K in Massive Credit Card Scam, Officials Say … A dozen cab drivers were charged with using stolen credit card information to steal nearly $40,000 from victims, officials said Thursday. Most of the drivers would switch their meters to “Rate 5,” a negotiated fare outside the five boroughs, to charge the stolen cards up to $499 for the phantom trips, which would often last less than a minute, according to the city’s Department of Investigation. The cabbies took more than 100 fake rides during the scam. DNAinfo · , CBS New York video
Reports that the CIA believes Russia sought to help the president-elect win the election by hacking Democratic political organizations has rocked the nation. Mr. Trump dismisses claims that Russia had any influence in the process or that it wanted him in office. Hari Sreenivasan examines what investigations have revealed with Dmitri Alperovitch of Crowdstrike and Eric Lipton of The New York Times. PBS NewsHour video