News NYPD cops in Columbus Circle standoff with man who earlier threw hoax bomb into police van

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    Cops are in an ongoing standoff near Columbus Circle with a suspect who threw a device in a NYPD van, witnesses and police said.

    The man, who is wearing a red helmet and vest, barricaded himself in a Chrysler Aspen SUV just after 2 a.m. Thursday on W. 57th St. near Eighth Ave., WNBC reported.

    Police have surrounded the vehicle and are attempting to negotiate with the hoax bomb suspect, who they believe is in his 40s, according to WABC-TV.

    "We were sleeping by the water fountain when we heard a cop saying 'come out with your hands up.' Next thing I know a cop tells us to leave," witness Jennifer Constanza, 28, told the Daily News.

    "They told us a suicide bomber was nearby."

    Trains were bypassing the Columbus Circle station and civilians were still cleared from the area as of 6 a.m., as officers with guns drawn swarmed the scene. An armored vehicle and other cop cars surrounded the area.

    The suspect shifted back and forth between the driver and passenger seats, but refused to respond to negotiation efforts.



    You are completely surrounded," an NYPD officer said on a loudspeaker.
    Police say they have identified the suspect but aren't releasing his name yet.

    Late Wednesday, the man threw what appeared to be an explosive into an NYPD van and fled, police said.


    Sgt. Hameed Armani and Officer Peter Cybulski were parked by Duffy Square when something tossed from a dark SUV came hurtling in through the passenger window.

    Instead of throwing the device out onto a crowded street, the brave officers headed for a safer spot away from the Times Square throngs.

    When they finally pulled over on W. 46th St. just past Sixth Ave., the cops put the object on the ground and took cover.

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    After shutting down several blocks of Midtown, police found out the device was a fake, made of a red candle and a battery-operated lantern, wrapped in tin foil and a piece of white clothing.

    "Both the sergeant and officer acted heroically during this event," said Sgt. Brendan Ryan.

    Initially, police took a man into custody after pulling over a vehicle on 57th St. and Madison Ave., but the man was later cleared and released.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...man-vehicle-columbus-circle-article-1.2719710
     
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    If that's anywhere near Sirius, expect Howard to complain this morning.
     
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    Is that near the sirius building?
     
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    i was wrong
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Are you kidding?? Today is day one of that well-deserved weekend. It's been a tiring week.
     
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    This is literally at Howard's doorstep. Is Howard home in NY or at the Hamptons? Send Ronnie to fix handle the situation.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...man-vehicle-columbus-circle-article-1.2719710

    NYPD cops in Columbus Circle standoff with man who earlier threw hoax bomb into police van

    Keldy Ortiz Keri Blakinger
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016, 7:23 AM
    Cops are in an ongoing standoff near Columbus Circle with a suspect who threw a device in a NYPD van, witnesses and police said.

    Hector Meneses, who is wearing a red helmet and vest, barricaded himself in a Chrysler Aspen SUV on W. 57th St. near Eighth Ave. just after 2 a.m. Thursday.

    Police have surrounded the vehicle and are attempting to negotiate with the 52-year-old, who lives in Queens, according to WABC-TV.

    "We were sleeping by the water fountain when we heard a cop saying 'come out with your hands up.' Next thing I know a cop tells us to leave," witness Jennifer Constanza, 28, told the Daily News.

    Fake bomb tossed into Times Square NYPD van

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    Columbus Circle is locked down Thursday morning as police are embroiled in a standoff with a man they believe tossed a hoax bomb at cops.
    (Marcus Santos/New York Daily News)
    "They told us a suicide bomber was nearby."

    Trains were bypassing the Columbus Circle station and civilians were still being cleared from the area as of 6 a.m., as officers swarmed the scene with guns drawn. An armored vehicle and other cop cars surrounded the area.

    The suspect shifted back and forth between the driver and passenger seats, but refused to respond to negotiation efforts.


    "You are completely surrounded," an NYPD officer said on a loudspeaker.

    Suspicious package prompts Grand Central station evacuation

    Late Wednesday, Meneses threw what appeared to be an explosive into an NYPD van and fled, police said.

    Sgt. Hameed Armani and Officer Peter Cybulski were parked by Midtown’s Duffy Square when something tossed from a dark SUV came hurtling in through the passenger window.

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    Armed NYPD officers surround a man in a Chrysler on W. 58th St. near Eighth Ave. early Thursday.
    (Keldy Ortiz/New York Daily News)
    Instead of throwing the device out onto a crowded street, the brave officers headed for a safer spot away from the Times Square throngs.

    When they finally pulled over on W. 46th St. just past Sixth Ave., the cops put the object on the ground and took cover.

    After shutting down several blocks of Midtown, police found out the device was a fake, made of a red candle and a battery-operated lantern, wrapped in tin foil and a piece of white clothing.

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    Police cordoned off a portion of Midtown after a suspect threw a device through an NYPD van window.
    (J. Peter Donald via Twitter)
    "Both the sergeant and officer acted heroically during this event," said Sgt. Brendan Ryan.

    Initially, police took a man into custody after pulling over a vehicle on 57th St. and Madison Ave., but the man was later cleared and released.
     
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    Red helmet?

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    The cops drove to a secluded area so as not to endanger civilians. If it was a real bomb that exploded killing both cops,
    Would that make them Heros?
     
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    No.
    Sirius building is on 49th.