More Details Emerge About Sunday’s NYPD Helicopter Pursuit

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Much of the Lower East Side was rudely awakened early Sunday morning at the pounding reveille of a circling NYPD chopper. We later learned that police were in pursuit of a suspect wanted for sexual assault. More details about the incident are starting to emerge, namely that the crime occurred on the sidewalk outside 87 Attorney Street, a quiet stretch of land in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge.

A Boogie reader sent in the following report of what happened:

An attempted rape occurred at 7am Sunday morning. On the sidewalk just to the south of 87 Attorney St.

Residents in 87 attorney heard the screaming one person started yelling at the man from above while another tried to chase him but the suspect fled. The man was wearing a black hoody and gloves.

The police officer reported to me at 2pm Sunday that the the woman was still in the hospital and was unable to give a description yet of the man, but once they have more information they will post fliers.

The perp is still reportedly at large.  Drop a line if you have more information.

Recent Stories

arlenes-snow
Here’s What’s Open on the Lower East Side During the Blizzard [UPDATING]

We’re keeping track of restaurants, bars, and other businesses that are open during this blizzard of 2015. The list is a work in progress that we’ll periodically update. At least you’ll be able to hit the gym and get a new tattoo before shoveling the sidewalk… Here’s what we have so far, in no particular […]

sanitation-prep
Nearly 2 Feet of Snow is Coming, One Sanitation Worker Prepares

Everyone is getting ready for the imminent snowstorm this week, which could dump nearly two feet of snow on New York City. Whole Foods is notoriously elbow-to-elbow busy with doomsday shoppers. Down at the Department of Sanitation silo of salt, preparations are underway to ensure supply is ample. Caught this lone bulldozer sitting atop an enormous […]

Construction on East Houston will never end
M15 Bus Service Rerouted Thanks to Neverending Roadwork on East Houston

The neverending clusterfuck of construction on East Houston apparently requires an army of machinery. At last count the embattled traffic artery now boasts eight backhoes and related equipment, positioned between Forsyth and Allen. In addition, a double wide shoulder was created outside the Sunshine Cinema. Such roadwork is wreaking havoc on traffic patterns with no end in […]

100norfolk-sunday-work
Weekend Construction Continues at 100 Norfolk Without After-Hours Variance

Lawlessness seems to thrive these days at the corner of Norfolk and Delancey Streets. On one hand, you’ve got controversial landlord Samy Mahfar who is converting #102 to luxury and already exposed tenants to toxic levels of lead dust; right next door at #100 is the 12-story cantilevered condo project by Adam America which commissions […]

provident-loan-society-building
Demolition Likely for Provident Loan Society Building on East Houston; New Development on the Horizon

It’s truly unfortunate when you discover that a particular architectural treasure is not officially landmarked and is then demolished for luxury living. This trend is endemic of the Lower East Side lately, its very character endangered. And we’re probably losing another. The latest victim of the onslaught is allegedly the Provident Loan Society building at the […]