NYPD arrests 15-year-old immigrant accused of attempted murder of police officer

The New York Police Department arrested a 15-year-old immigrant who was considered “armed and dangerous” on Friday, as he is suspected of shooting at a police officer and injuring a tourist near Manhattan’s Times Square.

Law enforcement sources told CBS New York on Friday afternoon that Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa, 15, who is from Venezuela and arrived in New York City less than six months ago, was taken into custody in Yonkers. More details are expected to come at a news conference at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Chief of Patrol John Chell told reporters on Friday ahead of Rivas-Figueroa’s arrest that the teenager arrived in the city in September and was staying in a migrant shelter at the Stratford Hotel on West 70th Street. The teenager is also a suspect in an armed robbery in the
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