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A woman stabbed a taxi driver before stabbing two other people inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
U.S. District Court Judge William Kuntz told Frank James that what he did was “pure evil”
Chief Michel Moore said he was “deeply disturbed by the vicious and gruesome attack” on the sergeant who was “simply conducting routine patrol of the transit line”
A chief, captain and 19 officers make up the newest PD formed in the state in at least 50 years
Transit authority will increase the number of patrol officers on trains and at stations as it tries to bring back riders after the pandemic
Once Shante Trumpet noticed the gunman’s grip had loosed on the gun, she knew it was her time to act
Metro officials said they had recently beefed up security measures, including increased police patrols and video surveillance
The woman was asked to leave the plane after asking a family, who were near her and whom she perceived to be Latino, if they were “smuggling cocaine”
The Cops, Cameras, and Care plan will use money from the state’s public emergency fund to put more NYPD and MTA officers at strategic subway stations
The mandate is the latest initiative aimed to make riders feel safer as subway crime remains up from pre-pandemic levels
The MTA received $5.5M in funding to purchase and install the cameras, with about 200 cameras set to be installed each month until 2025
Officers issued 40,323 tickets for fare evasion during the first six months of 2022
“Senseless gun violence and incidents like these ... have no place in this city. It is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Superintendent David Brown said
The 16-year-old is facing his third felony arrest in less than four months – including gun possession
One suspect was arrested last year for possession of a loaded gun; he was later released on his own recognizance
The team will be equipped with radios to call in social workers or other support teams
Officers will now be stationed within sight of one another
Eric Adams says the new policy will double the NYPD’s reach and help riders feel safer
“Logistically, it would be a nightmare,” said James Dooley, a retired NYPD captain
The suspect apparently chose his victim at random, police said
More than 60% of New Yorkers now fear riding the subway at night, according to a new poll
“We’re going to start taking very aggressive actions,” said Mayor Eric Adams
A suspicious device led to chaos at Logan Airport on Easter Sunday, but it was far less nefarious than originally suspected, police said
The use of community service officers has gained traction as transit agencies struggle with increased crime
The shooting rampage “was premeditated” and “in cold blood,” attorneys said at the man’s first court appearance
Sheriff Villanueva said the current enforcement rules mean deputies were “sitting on their hands”