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NYC Subway Rider Is Fatally Pushed Onto Tracks

24-year-old suspect charged with murder

(Newser) - A New York City subway rider was pushed onto the tracks and killed by a train, reports the AP , the latest in a string of violent episodes in the city's transit system that have prompted officials to beef up policing in the subway system. The shoving victim, who hasn'...

No Charges in 'Deeply Upsetting' Subway Shooting

NYC prosecutors say man acted in self-defense when he grabbed another man's gun, fired

(Newser) - There won't be charges against a man who shot another on a New York City subway train. Although the Thursday shooting was "deeply upsetting," "evidence of self-defense precludes us from filing any criminal charges against the shooter," Oren Yaniv, a rep for the Brooklyn District...

National Guard Deployed to New York Subways

They'll patrol, check bags amid spate of violent incidents

(Newser) - New York's governor is deploying the National Guard to New York City's subways. Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday that 750 members of the state's National Guard will start patrolling stations amid a spate of violent crimes, reports the New York Times . They'll join an additional force...

Man Shoves Woman Onto NYC Subway Tracks

A suspect is still being sought in the incident, which left the woman in critical condition

(Newser) - Another apparently random attack on a New York City subway platform left a 30-year-old woman in critical condition Wednesday. She was at the 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue station around noon when a man, who witnesses say was talking to himself, suddenly pushed her against a train that was leaving the station....

'Prophet of Doom' Sentenced in NYC Subway Attack

Victims try to tell the court about the trauma they've endured since the shooting

(Newser) - After several victims tearfully and angrily told the court about their ongoing trauma, a judge sentenced the man who sprayed a New York City subway car with bullets to life in prison. Frank James, 64, had pleaded guilty earlier this year to terrorism charges. A 51-year-old man said he had...

Cops: Man Slammed Woman's Head Against Moving Train

Homeless man Kamal Semrade charged with attempted murder in NYC subway attack

(Newser) - A homeless man in New York City is facing a charge of attempted murder after allegedly shoving a woman's head against a moving subway train in a seemingly random, unprovoked attack. Kamal Semrade, 39, was arrested at a homeless shelter in Queens late Monday. He was charged Tuesday and...

Fox Meteorologist Says Teens Beat Him Up on NYC Subway

'Where's the city?' asks Adam Klotz

(Newser) - Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz says he is doing OK after being beaten up by teenagers on the New York City subway over the weekend. But he has some questions, including, "Why is the weather guy on the train trying to stop crime in the middle of the night?"...

NYC's Plan: Up Involuntary Hospitalizations for Mental Illness

New directive relies on expanded enforcement of existing law

(Newser) - Citing a "moral obligation" to address a mental health crisis that is visible on his city's streets, NYC Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday that first responders have been directed to hospitalize more people who are mentally ill involuntarily. The New York Times reports the announcement represents a change...

Cops Seek Man in Connection With NYC Subway Murder
Suspect in NYC Subway
Killing Gives Himself Up

Suspect in NYC Subway Killing Gives Himself Up

Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered on Tuesday

(Newser) - Updated: The man wanted in a seemingly unprovoked fatal shooting on a New York City subway turned himself in to police on Tuesday. WABC reports Andrew Abdullah, 25, surrendered to police at a Manhattan precinct after his Brooklyn-based pastor first went to the Fifth Precinct and "worked out the...

$50K Subway-Attack Reward Being Doled Out to 5 People
Subway Shooting Suspect
Indicted on 2 Counts

Subway Shooting Suspect Indicted on 2 Counts

Each could bring a sentence of life in prison for Frank James

(Newser) - Update: The man being held in the shooting attack on a New York City subway train last month that wounded 10 people has been indicted. A federal grand jury charged Frank James on Friday with committing a terrorist attack or other violence against a mass transportation system and discharging a...

Attorney for Subway Suspect: Avoid 'Rush to Judgment'

Frank James was ordered held without bail

(Newser) - Update: New York City subway shooting suspect Frank James was ordered held without bail on Thursday. The 62-year-old had a "subdued demeanor" in a court appearance as he quietly answered questions and acknowledged that he understood the charges against him, per the AP . Later, defense attorney Mia Eisner-Grynberg cautioned...

NYPD Names 'Person of Interest' in Subway Attack

Frank James allegedly rented U-Haul truck linked to attack

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Police have named Frank James as a person of interest in Tuesday morning's New York City subway attack . The 62-year-old, who is still at large, allegedly rented a U-Haul truck linked to the attack, NBC New York reports. Police say James...

Woman Killed In Unprovoked Shove In Front of Subway

NYC attack took place in Times Square on Saturday

(Newser) - A woman catching the subway at New York City's Times Square on Saturday was pushed in front of an oncoming train and killed, per NBC News . Authorities called the attack random and said the suspect initially fled before turning himself into police a short time later. The 40-year-old victim,...

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