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A man whipped out a samurai sword at the Fifth Avenue Apple Store on Friday afternoon, terrifying shoppers, police and witnesses said.
The man, who was wearing a bucket hat and gray jacket, walked into the store at 3:55 p.m. on Friday and unsheathed the sword but did not threaten anyone, police said.
Video posted online by a witness shows the man in the store's spiral staircase, swinging the sword around before coming down to the ground floor.
A teenager died after being shot in the South Bronx Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Jujuan Carson, 19, was shot in the back near the corner of Washington Ave and East 169th street outside the Hernandez Food Corp. deli at around 1:50 p.m., police said.
Carson was taken to Lincoln Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, fire officials said.
The NYPD dispatched counterterrorism forces to crowded areas around New York City Friday night after a series of coordinated terror attacks in Paris killed dozens.
Densely populated areas in New York City were monitored by units from the Counterterrorism Response Command, Critical Response Group and Hercules Teams, according to the NYPD.
The counterterrorism units were deployed in response to the terror attacks in the French capital, the NYPD wrote in a statement, although it stressed that "there is no known indication that the attack has any nexus to New York City" and that the security measures were taken "out of an abundance of caution."
A person was critically injured and two others suffered serious injuries after an SUV slammed into a pedestrian and then hit a light pole in The Bronx Tuesday afternoon, according to surveillance video and the FDNY.
The SUV was heading west on East 167th Street when it slammed into the female pedestrian, sending her tumbling into a wall, and then hit the pole at Webster Avenue at about 3:55 p.m., according to an FDNY spokesman and video.
The pole then fell over the SUV, trapping the driver inside, according to a street vendor who witnessed the crash.
A man was injured after falling into a McDonald's cellar door on the sidewalk near 34th Street Thursday afternoon, according to the FDNY and a witness.
The man fell about 13 feet into the cellar in front of the fast food restaurant at 341 Fifth Ave. a little after 3 p.m., a fire department spokesman and witness said.
Adrienne Rios, 23, was in a nearby car when he saw a crowd looking down into the hatch, which had its door open and a conveyor belt running down to the basement.
An NYPD officer shot two men inadvertently and fatally wounded a dog while trying to break up a vicious landlord-tenant fight on a Queens street corner Wednesday morning, police said.
Burglary suspect Gary Petersen, 24, was shot in the left leg, and Carlos Rodriguez, 27, was shot in the wrist by police at 128th Street and Rockaway Boulevard following the feud about 10 a.m., police and witnesses said.
When officers arrived on scene, they saw Rodriguez with a metal pipe in hand and a 25-year-old man wielding a hammer. Two dogs were surrounding Petersen, the NYPD said.
A woman getting ready to catch a flight was injured while resisting a mugging in the women's bathroom at La Guardia airport Wednesday morning, officials said.
The 20-year-old woman, whose name was not released, told investigators she was headed to her gate for a Florida-bound American Airlines flight when she stopped in the restroom in the Central Terminal outside the security area about 10:50 a.m. she and Port Authority officials said
She was approached by another woman who tried to steal the victim's bag, sparking a scuffle, a Port Authority Police Department spokesman said.
The Port Authority Bus Terminal was reopened on the busiest travel day of the year after a suspicious package was deemed harmless Wednesday night, an NYPD spokesman said.
The package was found outside the bus terminal, which is located at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, according to the NYPD.
If you're considering signing a new lease in the city, make sure your future landlord isn't on this list.
For the sixth year in a row, the office of the Public Advocate has compiled a list of the city's worst landlords.
Most of the the buildings owned by the 3,393 bad landlords on the new list released Monday are in Brooklyn, the data shows.
It's a holiday miracle — just a little early.
A newborn boy with his umbilical cord still attached was found in the crèche of a Queens church's Nativity scene Monday, police and sources said.
The caretaker of the Holy Child Jesus Church, at 111-11 86th Ave. in Richmond Hill, recently put up the church’s Nativity scene inside the rectory, according to a source.
It was virtually complete except for the Baby Jesus in anticipation of Christmas services.
But at 1:30 p.m. Monday, the 60-year-old caretaker was stunned to find a baby boy wrapped up in a towel in the Nativity scene, sources said.
Cutting hair is precision work that demands calm and steady hands.
So what do you do if your dream is to become a barber, but you're diagnosed with Tourette syndrome?
David Arce, 27, has the answer:
"You just go out there and follow your dreams. If I can do it, anybody can."
See something, send something.
That's the name of a new app released by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on Monday, which lets New Yorkers snap photos of suspicious activities and report them directly to the New York State Intelligence Center, which reviews the submissions and forwards relevant tips to law enforcement agencies.
NYPD counterterrorism forces remained on alert as a newly released video by the terrorist group ISIS specifically mentioned Times Square, police said Wednesday evening.
"While some of the video footage is not new, the video reaffirms the message that New York City remains a top terrorist target," said Stephen Davis, deputy commissioner of public information for the NYPD, in a statement.
Two window washers were rescued after being trapped on scaffolding 22 floors above ground in Midtown Wednesday afternoon, according to the FDNY.
The workers got trapped at 420 Fifth Ave. at 38th Street at about 2 p.m. after a motor on the scaffold broke, a fire department spokesman and sources said.
"The workers were stuck, they were panicking," said Raquel Jimenez, 30, who works in a nearby department store and watched the scene unfold.
A 2-year-old boy survived after falling from his third-floor apartment window in a Mott Haven apartment building Wednesday morning, officials and relatives said.
Da'Mir Holmes-Carter was playing in his home at 451 Brook Ave., near East 145th St. while his mother was in the bathroom when he pushed on the window screen and fell, his aunt and FDNY officials said.