A five-month-old boy was clinging to life at a local hospital Monday after his mother took a knife to his throat because he wouldn’t stop crying, police alleged.
Police said that Tineka Johnson, 29, is now facing charges of attempted murder in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in connection of the bloody scene that took place at her East 38th apartment near Lenox Road.
Cops responded to the apartment at 5 a.m. on October 4 after receiving a 911 call of a baby stabbed.
When they arrived, they found Johnson and the five-month-old. The newborn’s throat had been cut, officials said.
The baby was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he was listed in serious condition.
Johnson was also taken to the hospital, officials said. She apparently stabbed herself in the leg after she nearly killed her own child, police alleged.
The baby’s grandmother reported the attack, according to published reports.
A 41-year-old reggae star was hospitalized Sunday after he was attacked outside his East Flatbush home allegedly by a wanna-be samurai.
Police from the 67th Precinct said that Garfield Dixon, known in reggae circles as Major Mackerel, was returning to his East 91st Street home near East New York Avenue after buying cigarettes at 8 a.m. October 4 when 37-year-old Oscar Joseph allegedly attacked him with a samurai sword.
Joseph allegedly swung a sword at the singer’s neck, but the 41-year-old singer blocked the blow with his hand, leaving a deep cut.
The ninja-loving neighbor reportedly swung again, this time aiming for Dixon’s head. Dixon managed to duck, but the blade caught him at the top of his head, officials said.
Responding paramedics rushed the reggae star to a local hospital where he was treated and released.
Joseph reportedly admitted attacking Dixon, claiming that the reggae singer had made several lewd and suggestive comments to his wife. He was reportedly still yelling at Dixon when police arrived.
Dixon said he never said anything suggestive to Joseph’s spouse.
“I was singing my song, then I see him with a sword,” he told the New York Times.
Joseph was taken into custody without incident, charged with attempted murder, assault in the first degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
An unhinged 25-year-old was arrested last week after he “outed” an undercover cop trying to make a drug buy on Dorchester Road, police alleged.
Jason Raphael, who allegedly sells marijuana near Flatbush Avenue, was approached by the undercover cop at 6:10 p.m. on October 2.
According to prosecutors, the undercover officer asked if Raphael had any crack. Raphael said he only sold marijuana and then started to act out, claiming that the undercover had “disrespected” him for asking if he sold anything else, police alleged.
When the undercover cop tried to move off, Raphael allegedly followed him, calling out to a few friends that the cop was a “decoy.”
As cops apprehended him for the marijuana he had on him, Raphael %u2013 for reasons still unknown %u2013 allegedly dropped his pants, exposing himself, and refused to pull his pants up again.
Cops took him into custody after a brief struggle, charging him with obstructing governmental administration, resisting arrest, public lewdness, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of marijuana.
A 43-year-old man was taken into custody last week after he allegedly “chest bumped” a traffic enforcement agent giving his car a ticket.
The agent told police that he was preparing a summons for a double-parked car on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue I at 3:50 p.m. on September 30 when Shawn Peters allegedly approached.
The victim alleged that Peters pushed his chest with his own. He then used his forearm to shove the agent out of the way as he tried to get into his car, police alleged.
The agent called police, who charged Peters with obstructing governmental administration, menacing and harassment.
A 19-year-old thief was arrested last week after he allegedly swiped a set of keys from a straphanger rolling into the Junction.
Cops were told that the victim had just exited a 2 train at the Brooklyn College station at Flatbush and Nostrand avenues 5:30 a.m. on October 3 when Jordan Adderley allegedly swiped his keys.
When the victim demanded his keys back, Adderley reportedly pulled out a hammer and threatened the man with it.
“Is this what you want?” he allegedly asked as he showed the hammer.
The victim may have been intimidated by the tool, but police weren’t.
Area cops took Adderley into custody a short time later, charging him with robbery, menacing, petit larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.
A note-passing bandit responsible for knocking over a Chase Bank on Nostrand Avenue has been one busy boy, said police, who have linked the suspect to at least six other bank heists stretching back to late July.
Workers at the Nostrand Avenue Chase Bank near Empire Boulevard told police that the suspect, a 6’2”, 250-pound black male in his 40s sporting sunglasses and a bucket hat, entered the bank at 5:20 p.m. on September 3 and handed over a threatening note.
After the teller handed over some cash, the thief fled on foot, harming no one, said police, who added that this was the third time that Thursday that he had attempted to rob a bank.
Police said that the thief’s spree began back on July 24 at a Capital One Bank in Fort Greene.
Many of the burglaries have been in Fort Greene, Crown Heights and downtown Brooklyn.
His close proximity to Flatbush leads some to believe that he may be expanding his territory, officials said.
Anyone with information regarding this thief’s whereabouts is urged to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
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