March 10, 2012 6:28 AM Subscribe
How can I find out what crimes or police events occur(red) at a given time in New York City?
posted by DMelanogaster to society & culture (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My son was on a subway that stopped at Times Square around 2AM Thursday night (really Friday morning) for more than an hour. He said police stormed into the cars and the conductor announced that it was an "emergency." All the cars were searched. Then the train was taken out of service. I'm wondering what happened.
This kind of thing has come up before. Only about a month ago I was on a bus when the driver announced that the train running along that street (14th -- the "L" train) was out of service because of an emergency. Then I saw the Medical Examiner's van parked at the Second Ave. subway entrance. I couldn't find out the details until I happened to be reading New York Magazine online, which mentioned that someone was hit by a train. I think they only mentioned it at all because apparently on that day there were several other deaths-by-subway.
But this sort of thing comes up regularly -- some weird "police action" -- and I want to know more. Is there a source for this type of information that is available online?