Metro-North is warning customers traveling into and out of Grand Central Terminal to anticipate delays due to police activity in vicinity of the 138th St. Bridge. Police are reportedly investigating a suspicious package.
Source: Metro-North delays due to police activity on 138th St. bridge – Story | WNYW
Linden Officer Daniel Kuczynski was killed Monday morning after being struck by a NJ Transit train on the tracks near Stiles Street.
Source: Vigil planned for Linden cop killed by train
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minneapolis Metro Transit police are investigating an incident shown on video in which a transit officer asks a light-rail passenger about his immigration status. The agency announced it was investigating after Minneapolis artist Ricardo Levins Morales posted video of the incident to his Facebook page on Friday. Morales says the officer was checking passenger fares, which is routine. The video shows the officer asking one passenger for identification and saying, “Are you here illegally?” Morales then asked the officer if he was authorized to act as an immigration agent and the officer responded, “No, not necessarily.” The unidentified passenger has his back to Morales during the recording. Metro Transit Police Chief Harrington said in a statement that it’s not his agency’s practice to inquire about immigration status. He’s asked for an internal investigation. The incident happened May 14.
Source: Video shows Minneapolis transit officer asking passenger about immigration status
EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A group is being sought for slashing and robbing a 14-year-old as he attempted to board an MTA bus in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday.The teenager was boarding the bus in East New York, near New Lots and Pennsylvania avenues, on Friday, April 28 around 8:30 p.m. when five males approached, according to police.
Source: Group of 5 slash, rob 14-year-old attempting to board MTA bus in East New York, Brooklyn: police | New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV
A Portland police spokesman didn’t immediately return an email seeking information about whether the man is suspected in a stabbing that left two dead and one injured Friday in Northeast Portland.
Source: Man jailed in Multnomah County on suspicion of aggravated, attempted murder
Investigators are trying to find a South Carolina sheriff’s deputy gun missing from his patrol car.Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride told local media the backup revolver was missing from a deputy’s car after a windshield repaired. He took the car to the sheriff’s in-house repair shop, where some jail inmates work. McBride said the five inmates passed polygraph tests. A sheriff’s report said
Source: South Carolina deputy’s gun missing from patrol car
An Amtrak conductor was shot by a septuagenarian Metra passenger Tuesday as he stood on a Naperville train platform, police said.
Source: Passengers Subdue Man in 70s After Amtrak Conductor Shot in Naperville: Police | NBC Chicago
BART’s “seat hog” ordinance became law last fall, making it illegal for passengers to take up more than a single seat on a commute train. The transit agency’s Board of Directors passed the ordinance on a 5-4 vote on April 14, 2016, after much debate over whether it singled out homeless people, and it became law on Oct. 10. BART police are waiting for an enforcement policy to be approved by the board, said BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby.
Source: BART’s ‘seat hog’ ordinance, never enforced, likely to die – San Francisco Chronicle