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Caught wielding sword in Chinatown On the afternoon of Wed., May 29, a police traffic sergeant noticed a man acting erratically and carrying a 16-inch long sword near Canal St. in Chinatown. She gave chase while calling for backup. Within moments, uniformed and plainclothes officers from the Fifth Precinct cornered the man in a Chinese […]

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Group attack on man in bar Police arrested a man on Sat. at a Soho karaoke bar and restaurant for what is being called a gang assault, after he and three or four others attacked another bar patron, police said. The victim, a 24-year-old Asian man from Connecticut was inside Biny, a karaoke bar at […]

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Vendor vandal A man was arrested for stealing a vendor’s property from the corner of Canal St. and West Broadway on Mon., May 13. Shamale Gillian, 23, was arrested and charged with grand larceny after he was discovered to be carrying the vendor’s stolen property, police said. The vendor outside 385 Broadway spoke little English, […]

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Man shot by BB gun A would-be FiDi robber shot his victim in the leg with a BB gun when the man began to shout for help, police said. The 26-year-old man told police he left his office to get lunch on Tues., May 7 at about 2:10 p.m. and walked beneath the scaffolding on […]

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Man beaten brutally outside Soho bar Police are investigating the brutal robbery of a man outside a Soho bar and nightclub last month. The victim, 27, ended up unconscious in the hospital with no memory of how he got there, police reported. The incident occurred shortly after the W.i.P. club closed, while hundreds of people, […]

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Suspicious package scare The heightened security in New York City since the Boston Marathon bombings migrated to Tribeca on April 22 when a bomb squad was called in to investigate an abandoned package, which proved to be harmless. The package in question was left on a city bus April 22 as the bus parked for […]

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Grand theft motorcycle A motorcycle was scooped up off the streets of Battery Park City on Tuesday, police reported. The owner, 29, said he parked his red and white 2011 Ducati 848 Evo outside 235 South End Ave. at 6:45 a.m. on April 16, while he was at work. At 7:15 a.m., he went back […]

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Sex assault near City Hall A 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted across the street from City Hall Park in Lower Manhattan early Sunday, police said. Police say the attack took place on Theater Alley, a small side street off Beekman St. near Park Row just before 5 a.m. on April 14. The woman’s attacker spoke […]

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Woman found dead on subway tracks A woman was found dead on the tracks of a Canal St. subway station on Sunday afternoon, police said. The body was spotted by a passerby at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Police could not immediately tell whether she had been hit by a train. The woman […]

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Designer duffles bagged Six shoplifters conducted a grab and go operation at a Louis Vuitton store in Soho that cost the boutique $6,210 in merchandise plus repairs. An employee told police that four young men entered the 116 Greene St. location at 3:15 on Sat., March 30. The men caused a distraction while a fifth […]

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