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Officials Shut Down NYC Subway Lines to Catch Necklace Thief

A teenager in custody for allegedly ripping necklaces off several women escaped from police in Manhattan Monday, prompting authorities to shut down subway service on several lines for more than an hour.

Police said the 17-year-old handcuffed suspect, wearing a yellow shirt and jeans, was being led out of his apartment building on Saint Nicholas Avenue in Hamilton Heights when he pushed an officer out of the way and ran toward the subway at 145th Street.

The MTA had suspended service on parts of the A, B, C and D lines to assist in the investigation. Regular service on those lines resumed by about 1:15 p.m., but customers were advised to expect residual delays.

Source: NBC New York. Read full article. (link)

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  • Gladstone||

    It's the New Normal.

  • johnl||

    Where is a handcuffed person going to go on the subway?