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Jan 8, 2019

Police Search for Suspect in Alleged Subway Station Ambush

Police Search for Suspect in Alleged Subway Station Ambush

Police are searching for the suspect in connection to an alleged ambush at a subway station in the Bronx on New Year's Day.

Dec 19, 2018

Canadian Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Plotting NYC Attacks

Canadian Man Sentenced to 40 Years for Plotting NYC Attacks

A New York judge has sentenced a Canadian citizen to 40 years in prison for plotting a Times Square subway attack that never occurred.

Jan 12, 2018

Failed Subway Bomber Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

Failed Subway Bomber Pleads Not Guilty to Terror Charges

A Bangladeshi immigrant accused of trying to set off a pipe bomb in a subway corridor and only harming himself pleaded not guilty to terror charges on Thursday.

Jan 10, 2018

Subway Bombing Suspect Indicted on Terrorism Charges

Subway Bombing Suspect Indicted on Terrorism Charges

The Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in a Manhattan subway tunnel last month has been indicted on federal terrorism charges, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

Dec 20, 2017

Subway Bombing Suspect Moved to Jail From Hospital

Subway Bombing Suspect Moved to Jail From Hospital

The Bangladeshi immigrant accused of setting off a pipe bomb in the New York subway system has been moved out of the hospital where he was recovering from burns sustained in the blast to a jailhouse in...

Jul 3, 2017

Anti-LGBT Subway Attack Leaves Woman With 8 Stitches: DA

Anti-LGBT Subway Attack Leaves Woman With 8 Stitches: DA

A 27-year-old Brooklyn man has been indicted on charges of assault as a hate crime for allegedly punching a woman in the face and knocking her unconscious while shouting anti-gay slurs on a subway in May.

Jan 25, 2017

Case Dropped vs Man Held 25 Years in Infamous Tourist Slay

Case Dropped vs Man Held 25 Years in Infamous Tourist Slay

Prosecutors dropped a case Wednesday against a man who spent a quarter-century behind bars in an infamous tourist killing before getting his conviction overturned.

Dec 3, 2016

3 on Subway Call Muslim Woman Terrorist, Chant 'Trump': NYPD

3 on Subway Call Muslim Woman Terrorist, Chant 'Trump': NYPD

A Muslim woman wearing a religious headscarf was harassed on the subway by three men who allegedly called her a terrorist and chanted "Donald Trump" to her, police say.

Nov 10, 2016

Man Who Pushed Straphanger in Front of Train Gets Prison

Man Who Pushed Straphanger in Front of  Train Gets Prison

A 36-year-old man accused of fatally pushing a stranger in front of a moving New York City subway train has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Feb 14, 2017

Woman in Deadly Subway Push: I'm Not Guilty, Didn't Admit It

Woman in Deadly Subway Push: I'm Not Guilty, Didn't Admit It

A former home health aide rolled her eyes and insisted she wasn't guilty as she was charged Tuesday with shoving a woman onto the subway tracks under Times Square, killing her.

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