Police are still looking for one suspect in the mugging of an elderly man who was buying flowers to honor his mother's memory on Mother's Day.
The NYPD says the 78-year-old man was just coming from buying the flowers to place by his mother's memorial photo when suspects approached him from behind.
They attempted to remove his chain from around his neck. He fought back but the suspects were able to overpower him and remove the chain and pendant.
Narcotics officers were in the area during the attack and chased the suspects. They captured one of the men but the other jumped into a car and took off.
The man under arrest has been identified as Charles Hackett, 23, of the Bronx. He is charged with robbery, resisting arrest and drug possession.
Police are still looking for the second suspect.
Two passengers injured during the deadly Metro-North train derailment that killed four people are now suing the railroad. Denise Williams, 55, a dentist and retired Army colonel who served in Desert Storm, was on her way to visit family in New York City Sunday morning. Her lawyer Michael Lamonsoff said she was trapped under debris that came into the car during the crash.
The engineer who was operating the Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx on Sunday caught himself "nodding" at the controls ahead of the deadly crash, according to a union official. William Rockefeller "caught himself, but he caught himself too late," said union leader Anthony Bottalico, according to the Associated Press.
Investigators looking into a deadly train derailment said Tuesday that no problems had been found with the train's brake system or track signals along its route and that its engineer was being questioned again. The Metro-North Railroad commuter train was traveling Sunday at 82 mph as it approached a 30 mph zone and jumped the tracks along a sharp curve. Four passengers died.
Members of the community of the Riverdale section of the Bronx gathered above the site of the crash of a metro-north train to pray for the injured and the dead. Four passengers were killed and more than 60 injured when the commuter train heading to Manhattan from Poughkeepsie derailed Sunday morning near the Spuyten Duyvil station.