Guns Trashed, Subway Simulation, and Cinematic Sunset

Waiting here is as good as anywhere
Waiting here is as good as anywhere via Billie Grace Ward on Flickr

3 of 16 guns stolen from Worcester Army Reserve Center recovered

Police in New York have recovered three of the firearms recently stolen from the Army Reserve center in Worcester.

Three of 16 guns stolen from Massachusetts were located in a Bronx trashcan by a homeless man collecting bottles. Many illegal guns end up in the city from all across the U.S., but it's rare that some would be stolen from an Army Reserve Center! A 34-year-old man has been charged with the heist, where he broke into a gun vault at the Army Reserve building and stole six rifles and 10 handguns.

Emergency responders simulate Paris-style attack in NYC subway

Hundreds of emergency responders converged on a Manhattan subway station Sunday morning as part of an emergency drill designed to deal with a Paris-like terrorist attack. The NYPD, FDNY and federal Department of Homeland Security performed the three-hour "active shooter" drill at the closed Bowery station, launching into action after a mock call of an armed man on the subway platform.

An active shooter practice drill took place Sunday at Kenmare and Broome streets which tested the response necessary to deal with two shooting emergencies on a subway platform. The NYPD and Department of Homeland Security tackled scenarios where four active shooters caused a mass casualty incident and another where an attacker was wearing a suicide vest.

A Great Big City on Twitter

Photo by @camilleschaer: Tonight's serious sunset - pink skies purple river!

Did you see Sunday's sunset? Quite a fiery sight as the weekend came to a close, social media was filled with beautiful snapshots of the cinematic sunset. If you ever have any spectacular city shots, be sure to send them in by mentioning @agreatbigcity on Twitter or Instagram!


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