24yr old Chen Han Jiang was arrested by a horde of heavily armed Officers after he was spotted on the rooftop of 35 Rogers Avenue between Dean Street and Bergen Street in Brooklyns’ Crown Heights neighborhood, with what looked like several guns and ammunition.
Jiang, who lives nearby on Rogers Avenue, was seen wearing tactical gear, a tactical belt with ammunition clips for a long gun and a hand gun and also a holster for a 9mm handgun.
Officers from the 77th Precinct were first on scene after receiving the 911 calls and immediately called for backup upon laying eyes on the seemingly heavily armed man who looked like he was preparing to reign down death and destruction on the unsuspecting populace.
Specially trained Emergency Services Unit Officers and Strategic Response Officers swarmed the area, shutting down roads and placing surrounding buildings on lockdown as NYPD Helicopters hovered at a safe distance to monitor the mans’ movements.
Officers were then able to make a successful breach to the rooftop, training their guns on the man and ordering him to surrender. And surrender he did, laying down on the rooftop and placing his hands behind him.
As it turned out, the very visually frightening, absolutely realistic looking guns were in reality ‘BB’ guns. Jiang, who had taken off some of his tactical attire before Officers swarmed the rooftop, was seen wearing a t-shirt bearing the words ‘Charlotte Carolina’ as he was led away in handcuffs.
Jiang was charged with Reckless Endangerment, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, Criminal Possession of Weapons, Menacing and Disorderly Conduct. His Arraignment was pending later Tuesday night.
A man who supervised workers at a construction site at 21 Clark Street in the Brooklyn Heights section of Brooklyn was ambushed and stabbed at about 6:35AM on Tuesday while on his way to work just a block away outside of an empty store front at 59 Clark Street.
A man who lives in a building across the street said “The screaming woke me up” I looked out my window and saw this man running away (westward) down Clark Street and somebody yelled He’s Going To The Jobsite” “A lot of people were there trying to help the man (who was stabbed)”.
A Doorman at a building across the street said “I saw this man sitting by a bicycle waiting, then he ran across the street and attacked the other guy” “The man he stabbed is the Foreman at the construction site down there and the man who stabbed him was recently fired” “After the attack he (the attacker) ran down here (west on Clark Street) past the construction and turned left onto Willow Street” “He (the attacker) had a wound on his head”.
A worker at the construction site at 21 Clark Street confirmed that the victim worked there and the attacker used to work there.
A bloody camouflaged folding knife, a bloody pair of glasses and one black shoe were recovered at the scene, with blood visible on the sidewalk, a light pole and a Citi Bike dock.
The 49yr old victim was rushed to the hospital with a stab wound to the left side of his chest. His condition is reported to be stable. No arrests have been made as of mid-morning on Wednesday.
An elderly man who walks with the aid of a Cane was attacked while he was onboard a B46 bus that was northbound on Utica Avenue at Fulton Street in Brooklyn at about 9:10AM on Tuesday.
The attacker, described by witnesses as a much younger man at least six feet tall, was able to flee the bus, making his escape by possibly boarding yet another bus at the busy intersection, according to witnesses.
The victim suffered a head wound in the attack and his clothing was visibly covered with blood.
Initial reports indicated the victim was stabbed, but it remains unclear at this time what was actually used to inflict the wound.
The attacker is still on the lam and is actively being sought by Cops.
The 911 board was all lit up, numerous calls coming in for an unconscious, unresponsive child on Fulton Street at Rockwell Place in downtown Brooklyn at about 12:10PM on Saturday.
FDNY members from Engine Company 226 rushed to the scene to find some good Samaritans, one of whom actually jumped off of his rented Revel electric moped, trying desperately to help a visibly distraught woman and her two year old son, both of whom were down on the damp, cold sidewalk.
New Yorks’ Bravest wasted no time as they sprang into action, providing critical aid to the toddler as he lay on the sidewalk, while several of the people who had stopped to help did their best to comfort the crying mother.
Firefighter Neves then lifted the child in his arms and took him to an ambulance from the Brooklyn Hospital that arrived on the scene. Both mother and son were whisked away to a local hospital, for what we all hope to be a positive outcome. The exact circumstances surrounding this tragic incident are not known at this time.
In a bizarre incident, a 46yr old man handed a black backpack to another man while on the Eastern Parkway Esplanade at Utica Avenue on Sunday in Brooklyn, an area popular with residents who use it for biking, running or just relaxing on a bench in the shade, while hordes of strap hangers enter and exit the busy Utica Avenue hub for the numbers 3,4 and 5 trains.
It is not clear if any words were uttered, but the man who received the backpack looked in and saw a device that had a timer, duct tape and at least one red wire.
The man immediately flagged down some passing Cops who then called in the Bomb Squad. The heavily trafficked area was cordoned off for several hours, including train stoppage, while Officers from the Bomb Squad examined the package and searched for any possible additional devices.
A Bomb Squad Officer prepared an explosive charge contained inside a tube apparatus, which was then used to detonate the device on the scene. The Officer was spotted giving the ‘All Clear’ sign to his colleagues upon inspecting the package after the detonation. 46yr old Luis Rodriguez of Brooklyn, the man who allegedly initially had the backpack, was arrested near the scene. He was charged with Terrorism, Reckless Endangerment and Aggravated Harassment.
A 39yr old man riding a Citibike on 5th Avenue near Warren Street in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn was rushed to Methodist Hospital at about 7:40AM, with what was initially reported as severe head injuries, after he collided with a car driven by a 45yr old man on Tuesday.
The Citibike, with its’ front wheel broken off, was observed on the sidewalk.
A NYPD Spokesperson later stated that the bicyclist was in stable condition. It is not clear whether the driver or bicyclist received any Summons.
A 32yr old construction worker was rushed to New York Methodist Hospital in serious condition after he was found bleeding from a head wound in the sub basement of the Brooklyn Point Building on Willoughby Street near Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
The building, a 57 story luxury tower, is still under construction and adds to the changed landscape of downtown Brooklyn, which has seen a boom in construction activity with several other new luxury high rise buildings already occupied.
Authorities were unable to say how the man sustained the injury.
A 69yr old man riding his bicycle eastbound on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn on Monday was rushed to New York University Lutheran Medical Center in critical condition after he was struck and run over by a truck.
The truck, bearing the name Manor Paving, was also traveling eastbound on 3rd Avenue when the driver proceeded to turn right onto 31st Street whereupon he struck the cyclist, who was wearing a safety helmet.
FDNY, NYPD and EMS personnel rushed to the scene and worked feverishly to extricate the man, whose leg was entangled in the warped bicycle. A Tourniquet was applied to the mans’ right leg before he was loaded into a FDNY ambulance and taken expeditiously to the hospital.
The 44yr old driver of the truck remained at the scene and as of today, Friday, there is no indication that he faces any charges. There is also no update on the condition of the cyclist. A NYPD spokesperson stated that the Investigation is still ongoing.