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New York shooting incident: Suspect held; injured and possible fatalities


There are fatalities after a truck drove the wrong way down the West Side Highway bike path for several blocks Tuesday afternoon


“…..The driver exited the vehicle with what appeared to be a gun and was shot by police….The individual is in police custody and is being taken to the hospital for treatment.

No others are being sought, the NYPD said. …..
The source said police are considering terrorism as part of the investigation…..”

More than 30 people were injured when an inbound train crashed into another that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia.

NY Daily News

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NASA:  Philadelphia


18 people have died after a tour bus collided with a truck on a motorway in Bavaria

Times Square


Times Square Slayer: “You were supposed to shoot me! I wanted to kill them.”

NY Post

“…The killer, who has been arrested twice for drunken driving, was heading south on Seventh Avenue at 11:55 a.m. when he pulled a sudden U-turn at West 42nd Street, then barreled north — the wrong way — sending victims flying and witnesses running for their lives.

Rojas, of The Bronx, finally crashed his Honda Accord into a stanchion at Broadway and 45th Street — then got out of the car and ran toward a group of people with his arms outstretched before being tackled by law enforcement, including a transit cop and an FBI agent….”



An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people injured Thursday when a speeding car plowed into pedestrians in Manhattan’s bustling Times Square


Amtrak Engineer Charged In Deadly Philadelphia Crash


  • “…..Bostian has been charged with eight counts of manslaughter among other offenses…
  • National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the train was traveling at 105 miles (170 kilometers) an hour, twice the speed limit, when the driver slammed on the emergency brakes just before the crash.
  • The NTSB said it found no evidence that Bostian was impaired or using a cellphone during the Washington-to-New York run……
  • Amtrak has taken responsibility for the crash and agreed to pay $265 million to settle claims filed by victims and their families.
  • The company has since installed positive train control systems in its trains, which automatically slow a speeding train.
  • Train engineer Bostian told federal investigators that he had been listening to the radio and became distracted by a report about a train engineer who was sprayed with glass from a windshield that had been struck by an object……”

Major power outages caused chaos on mass transit systems in both New York and San Francisco Friday


“….In New York, platforms were packed and riders were stuck underground in the dark when an outage in Midtown Manhattan backed up trains all over the city Friday morning,  Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a Con Edison equipment failure knocked out signals, escalators, communications and lights at the station……”


A man drove a stolen beer truck into a crowd of people in a popular shopping district in Stockholm on Friday afternoon and then rammed it into a department store, killing four people and injuring 15 others

NY Times


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