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A man walking his 2 dogs in an affluent Queens, NY neighborhood early Saturday discovered the dismembered body of woman in a duffel bag and left on a street.

Orsolya Gaal, 51, was stabbed 60 times and stuffed in the duffel bag which was found when the man's dogs picked up the scent of blood around 4:30 a.m. Saturday.

Investigators followed a blood trail back to a $2 million Tudor-style home on Juno Street in upscale Forrest Hills, Queens. The crime scene was discovered in the home's basement.

Investigators initially focused on Gaal's 13-year-old son, Leo, who was the only family member at home at the time of the murder.

Gaal's husband, Howard Klein, and their 17-year-old son were in Portland, Oregon on a college visit.

Leo was placed in handcuffs and transported to police headquarters for questioning on Saturday. He was released later that day.

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Gaal, a Hungarian native, was a stay-at-home mom who met her husband overseas, according to Gaal was allegedly cheating on her husband. Investigators questioned two men whose numbers were discovered in her phone.

"It's a mystery," an NYPD source told The NY Post on Sunday. "We're pulling video and receipts from those places," the source said.

Police released a still image from a surveillance camera that shows a small person dragging a wheeled duffel bag containing Gaal's remains.

Police have not identified the person in the video who appears to be wearing a varsity jacket with dark sleeves and shorts.

The duffel bag was discovered about a 10-minute walk from Gaal's home. Investigators believe the body was removed from the home by someone who didn't have a car. The bag was left where it could easily be found.

Police say Gaal was last seen Friday night when she went to a show with friends. She returned home before midnight and was killed a short time later, another NYPD source said.

After the murder, someone sent a text message to her husband in Oregon that read: "Your whole family is next," according to WPIX-TV.

The person also texted: "your wife sent me to jail, I'm back."

Police said Gaal "knew her killer."

"There are concerns about our safety," Klein told the NY Post. "Our lives are at risk."

Police said Klein and his 17-year-old son are not suspects.

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Frank James, the suspect in the Brooklyn subway shooting that left 10 wounded and 29 others injured, was arrested Wednesday.

Police apprehended Frank R. James, 62, in Manhattan, following one of the largest manhunts in New York state history.

"My fellow New Yorkers, we've got him," said NYC Mayor Eric Adams, who is isolating at home after contracting Covid-19.

James was arrested by a beat cop after a tip was called into Crime Stoppers hotline.

James was linked to Tuesday's shooting after police found a key to a U-Haul truck at the scene. The U-Haul truck was rented in James' name in Philadelphia.

Surveillance video shows a heavyset Black man wearing a reflective construction vest and pulling a rolling bag into a Brooklyn subway station on Tuesday.

Witnesses on the N train told police the man put on a gas mask, tossed 2 smoke canisters, and opened fire on the train in the tunnel at 36th Street & 4th Avenue.

He then fled into the tunnel while the train continued on to the next station.

A MetroCard purchased with a credit card was linked to James.

Police believe the attack was premeditated and well-planned out. James expressed Black nationalist extremist views on social media.

A $50,000 reward was offered for information leading to James' arrest.

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A gunman opened fire, striking multiple riders on a subway train in Brooklyn, New York on Tuesday, April 12.

Witnesses say the gunman put on a gas mask, set off smoke bombs, and began shooting people on a southbound B train at the 36th Street station in Brooklyn.

Panic erupted and commuters pried open the doors of the subway car to escape. At least 8 people were shot, and 16 people injured according to FDNY. The NYPD denied reports that the man wore a construction vest or worked for the city.

The incident happened at 8:30 a.m. during rush hour. Eight gunshot victims were transported to a hospital. Police did not release details about their condition.

The gunman is described as a 5'-6" Black male wearing a green vest. He fled the train before it came to a complete stop at the 36th Street station near Sunset Park.

"Praying for the people injured in the shocking Brooklyn subway attack," Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) tweeted. "We will get through this together #BrooklynStrong."

Crime on the NYC subway has spiked by 81% according to the NYPD. Ridership has slowly increased since the pandemic in 2020, but subway ridership is still down 40%, according to Fox News.

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A TikTok video captured the moment a shoplifting gang rammed an NYPD police car while attempting to flee with $70,000 of designer clothes and bags.

New York City has become the Wild Wild East where overall crimes are up over 44% since the pandemic.

The TikTok video shows NYPD cops surrounding a Dodge Charger after the driver rammed a patrol car.

Police used their batons to hit the windows of the Charger before the women opened the car doors and surrendered.

Police arrested three suspects, Janavia Marable, 29, Brianna Grier, 27, and Jahil Pamplin, 29, all of Newark, New Jersey.

The incident began after the trio looted a high end store, making off with $70,000 worth of designer clothing and handbags on Sunday in SoHo, NY.

According to, the women stole Dior and Gucci clothing, multiple Sacai jackets, and two Bottega bags, which retail for more than $2,000.

When the thieves tried to flee in the Charger they got stuck in traffic.

That's when the driver rammed the NYPD cruiser behind her and the police began hitting the car windows with their batons.

The trio are believed to be the suspects who previously robbed the same high end boutique in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood.

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A 16-year-old rapper who shot and wounded an NYPD cop and posted bond using record deal money is back in jail for violating the terms of his probation.

New York City residents are breathing a sigh of relief now that Camrin Williams is back in custody.

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Williams, who goes by the rap name C Blu, was arrested Jan. 18 after allegedly shooting and wounding a cop during a scuffle in the Bronx.
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The aspiring rapper was also wounded by the same bullet that struck the officer. They were treated and released from a hospital.

The teenager was booked into the Crossroads Juvenile Center in Brooklyn after he was released from the hospital.

NYPD officials expressed outrage after a liberal judge set Williams' bond at $250,000.

Williams allegedly used advance money from his recording deal with Interscope Records to pay the $250,000 bond.

At the time, his attorney Dawn Florio said, "Camrin has been released and will be back to his regular productive life of focusing on schoolwork and his music career.

However, Williams was back at the Crossroads Juvenile Center in Brooklyn on Thursday after violating his probation from a 2020 gun possession case.

"We're glad that a cop-shooter is back off the street, but this revolving door for a repeat gun offender makes no sense whatsoever," Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch said.

He added: "It should be clear to every New Yorker that our justice system is broken in many places. Our lawmakers need to prioritize fixing it above everything else."

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NYPD officials expressed outrage after a 16-year-old rapper and gang banger who shot a cop walked free on bond Thursday.

Aspiring rapper C Blu - real name Camrin Williams - was locked up in a Brooklyn juvenile facility after shooting Officer Kaseem Pennant, 27, on Jan. 18.

According to, Pennant and other officers responded to a disturbance call and clashed with Williams who refused to remove his hands from his pockets.

Williams began fighting with the officers and refused orders to comply. A pistol he was carrying went off, firing a single bullet that struck both Officer Pennant and Williams.

They were treated and released from the hospital hours later. But Williams was transported to a juvenile facility where he should have remained since he was already on probation for weapons possession.

However, a liberal judge released the rapper on $250,000 bond on Thursday.

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Williams allegedly used money he received as an advance on a record deal he signed with Interscope Records.

The president of a union representing NYPD officers expressed his outrage on Thursday.

"If anybody wants to know why we have a crisis of violence in this city, or why we're about to bury two hero police officers, look no further than this disgraceful bail release," NYC PBA President Pat Lynch said, referring to the fatal shooting of two other NYPD officers last week.

Lynch blamed Judge Denis Boyle who previously released a 16-year-old who went on to murder a 34-year-old father of two in May of 2021.

"Shame on Judge Denis Boyle for allowing this to happen," Lynch said. "The people of the Bronx won't be safe as long as he's on the bench."

However, Lucian Chalfen, spokesman for the state office of court administration, said the union president shouldn't blame the judge, who is simply following the rule of law in NY.

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"Camrin has been released and will be back to his regular productive life of focusing on schoolwork and his music career," said Williams' attorney Dawn Florio who previously represented troubled rapper 6ix9ine.

Record labels typically sign untalented gang bangers to record deals because the labels see a higher rate of return on their investments when the aspiring rappers are killed by other gang bangers or the police.

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Keechant Sewell has been named the first woman to lead the New York Police Department (NYPD) as police commissioner.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams (right) named Sewell at a press conference announcing her as the New York Police Departments' police commissioner on Wednesday, December 15.

Adams held the press conference at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, where Sewell grew up.

"Chief Sewell's appointment today is a powerful message to girls and young women across the city: there is no ceiling to your ambition," Adams said.

"She exudes what it means to be emotionally intelligent, calm, collected, confident," Adams said.

Sewell is a 22-year veteran of the police force and a former member of the hostage negotiations team. She steps down from her position as chief of detectives in Nassau County to become the NYPD's first woman police commissioner.

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Dolores Diaz Lopez sprang into action after a man snatched her 5-year-old son off a New York City street.

The NYPD released surveillance footage of the failed abduction attempt.

The child was running steps ahead of his mother and siblings when a man sitting in a nearby car snatched him and threw him into the backseat.

Lopez tried to grab her son as she and her children ran to the car and tried to ppen the door. and pulled her son through the open window as the suspect attempted to drive off with the boy.

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On Friday, police arrested James McGonagle, 24, of Queens, the NYPD tells PEOPLE in an email.

He is charged with attempted kidnapping, reckless endangerment, and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, the NYPD says.

Police say an unidentified man in the passenger seat is still at large. He is described as a white middle-aged man with a bald head.

Lopez, 45, told ABC 7 Eyewitness News she was on her way to visit her husband at work with her children when McGonagle tried to abduct her son, Jacob.

"I said, 'Oh my God my kids, oh my God my boy,'" Diaz Lopez told ABC7.

She said the car door was locked when she tried to open it.

But her son stood up in the car, enabling her to yank him out of the window to safety, she told ABC7.

McGonagle and the other suspect sped off before she could look at the license plate number.

Lopez said she was prepared to take quick action to save her son.

"You have to do what's necessary, no matter what," she told ABC 7. "The car was just parked there. I would never have imagined that a man would get out of the car and grab my son."

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Police arrested a gang member who shot a man in broad daylight and narrowly missed two children on a Bronx sidewalk.

Michael Lopez, 27, was taken into custody on Friday morning, June 25, and charged in the brazen June 17 shooting of Hassan Wright, 24.

Police say Lopez has a outstanding warrants. He was previously arrested for attempted murder, armed robbery, and revenge porn for distributing graphic images of a woman.

Lopez is a member of the notorious "Make it Happen Boyz" street gang in Harlem.

Surveillance video captured Lopez chasing Wright and opening fire as Wright stumbled over two children, 13-year-old Mia Toribio and her 5-year-old brother Christian Toribio.

The children, who were strangers to Wright and Lopez, were on their way to the store to buy a loaf of bread.

Video shows Mia using her body to shield her little brother from the gunfire. Lopez escaped on the back of a scooter driven by another gang member.

Neither of the children were injured. Wright took himself to the hospital, where he was treated for gunshot wounds to his back and both legs. His condition is unknown.

Mia and Christian's horrified parents watched the violence unfold from their apartment window.

"They saw the gunman running down the block shooting and they thought they were shooting their children," Mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said. "That little boy won't leave his dad's lap. When he hears a fire cracker, he thinks it's a shooting."

The children, their parents, and 2-year-old sister were honored at a NY Yankees game on Sunday, June 20.

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The female suspect in a crash that killed an NYPD cop had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit.

Jessica Beauvais, 32, of Long Island, said, "I'm sorry," as she was escorted out of the 107th Precinct in Queens on Tuesday.

"I'm sorry that I hit him and now he's dead," she said, referring to Officer Anastasios Tsakos who died early Tuesday.

Beauvais told reporters she was coming from the studio when she hit Tsakos. "I did a podcast," she sobbed as she was placed inside a police vehicle.

Tsakos, 43, had just left the scene of an earlier accident on the Long Island expressway when she hit his car head-on with her 2013 Volkswagen.

Beauvais' podcast on Facebook Monday night included anti-police rants and showed her drinking from a small plastic cup, according to the NY Post.

She is charged with vehicular manslaughter, reckless endangerment, leaving an accident resulting in death, fleeing the scene of an accident, and driving while intoxicated.

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Police arrested a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old Asian woman in an unprovoked attack outside a Manhattan building over the weekend.

Brandon Elliot, 38, is charged with assault as a hate crime, the NY Daily News reported.

Authorities arrested Elliot early Wednesday morning at the Four Points by Sheraton, a hotel-turned-homeless-shelter on W. 40th Street.

Concerned citizens phoned in tips to a Crime Stoppers hotline after watching the shocking video.

According to the NYPD, Elliot is a parolee who murdered his own mother.

At age 19, Elliot fatally stabbed his mother three times in the chest in front of his then 5-year-old sister. A jury convicted Elliot of murder and sentenced him to 15 years to life in prison.

Elliot was released on parole last year. Police say he is the brute seen in a viral video kicking and stomping the elderly woman outside a luxury Manhattan building.

He reportedly assaulted the woman as she walked through Hell's Kitchen on her way to church around 11:40 a.m. Monday.

In the video, Brandon Elliot kicked the woman in her abdomen and knocked her to the ground.

The shocking assault went viral on the internet, sparking outrage around the world.

Workers who watched the attack from inside the building were suspended from their jobs on Monday.

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The NYPD fugitive squad tracked down a former boxer who fled to the Middle East after he allegedly murdered his daughter.

Kabary Salem was indicted in the murder of his daughter, Ola Salem, 25, on Nov. 5, law enforcement sources told The NY Post.

Ola Salem's body was discovered by a jogger in Bloomingdale Park in October 2019. The body had been dragged through the woods, then covered with leaves.

Ola Salem worked as an advocate for Muslim women who were victims of domestic violence.

The NYPD's Regional Fugitive Task Force tracked Salem all the way to the Middle East. He was arrested and brought back to New York on Friday, the Post reported.

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Salem, 52, is a former professional middleweight boxer from Egypt who fought in the U.S. in the 1990s through early 2000s.

He is notorious for killing one opponent by repeatedly head-butting him in the ring in Sept. 2000. Boxer Randi Carver collapsed after being knocked out in the 10th round, and never regained consciousness.

He died two days later. Salem was not charged in connection with Carver's death.

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A disgraced former NYPD police officer who forced his way into a Black woman's apartment was ordered to pay her $1 million.

Michael Reynolds, who is white, was in a drunken stupor the night he forced his way into Conese Haliburton's apartment.

Haliburton filed a civil suit against Reynolds who quit the police force in shame earlier this year.

The incident happened on July 9, 2018. Reynolds, 27, had attended a bachelor party for a fellow NYPD officer when he was caught on surveillance video breaking into Haliburton's apartment at 2:30 a.m.

The footage captured him calling Haliburton and her family "f***ing ni__ers," according to MSNBC.

"I'll break every bone in your neck!" he yelled, before running back to his Airbnb rental.

Reynolds later confessed that he confused Haliburton's address with the Airbnb rental that he and his friends were staying at next door.

Haliburton said Reynolds and his friends were laughing and claiming they had "immunity" because of their jobs, according to reports.

Reynolds was sentenced to just 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to assault and trespassing charges in January.

He quit his job in disgrace earlier this year. "I'm absolutely sorry I said that word. I'm very remorseful. It's cost me my job, my life, everything," he said in court at the time.

Acting Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Devora Kaye told News 4 Reynolds will not "receive pension or health benefits, nor will he be allowed to carry a firearm."

"His actions are wholly inconsistent with the values and standards the New York City Police Department expects and demands of its officers."

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"White privilege" flyers are showing up around New York City criticizing police enforcement of social distancing laws along racial lines.

The flyers point out the glaring disparities between police issuing summonses to Black people for social distancing violations and few summonses issued to whites.

The flyers, posted in New York City's public parks, mocked the NYPD and asked white people to "recognize your white privilege."

Viral videos show police tackling Black men to the ground and arresting them for social distancing violations.

"If you are white and hanging out in a group of 5 or more people, please wait patiently for an NYPD officer to personally deliver a mask to you. Please practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet from others unless of course you are white, then there are NO rules or consequences because YOU ARE PRIVILEGED AF and it shows."

The sign offered friendly advice: "Recognize your white privilege" and "Don't be racist."

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The New York City Police Department has arrested more Black people for violating social distancing laws than whites for the same violations.

A review of court records showed that 88 percent of social distancing summonses went to Black people or Hispanics.

The shocking disparity is evident in cellphone video clips of NYPD officers using excessive force to take down Black people who cops claim are not social distancing.

The NYPD insisted the arrests are made "evenly and fairly" across the board.

But internet videos show Caucasian people and others sunbathing on packed beaches not far from where police officers patrol the beach. No arrests are made.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzales said his office is reviewing the videos of violent street takedowns by his officers to determine if disciplinary measures are necessary.

"We're not targeting any particular neighborhood," said Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn North.

He conceded in a phone call with reporters that "none of these videos look great."

Thousands of Americans are defying draconian stay-at-home orders and protesting forced home detainment by local governments amid the flu-like coronavirus pandemic.

Update: The NYPD will stop enforcing social distancing rules after numerous videos of police arrests of Black people went viral.

District attorneys in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens will stop making arrests and prosecuting violators.

Police have arrested at least 120 people and issued nearly 400 summonses for social distancing violations between March 16 and May 5.