A Jewish man, 19, was attacked in Crown Heights, Brooklyn when he was robbed at gunpoint on the street. The attack occurred at Union Street near Albany Avenue just before 7 pm, the New York Police Department confirmed to this reporter.
NYPD officers responded to the scene after receiving a 911 call.
“Upon arrival officers were informed by a 19-year-old male he was approached by unidentified individuals, one male displayed a firearm, demanded money and forcibly removed the victim’s cell-phone. The individuals fled the location to parts unknown. There are no injuries reported as a result of this incident,” the NYPD said.
The NYPD also described the suspects as two dark-skinned males wearing dark clothing.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with Florida state health officials, are investigating what is believed to be a case of monkeypox. A statement from the Florida Department of Health in Broward County stated the “case is related to international travel, and the person remains isolated.”
Late Friday a New York City resident also tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, and is the state’s first confirmed case. On Sunday, President Joe Biden made his first public statements about the outbreaks, saying the recent spread of monkeypox in at least 12 countries are “something that everybody should be concerned about.”
Axios reports a person was confirmed positive with the virus in Massachusetts, New York and “roughly a half dozen other cases” are “being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
BREAKING: Florida reports first presumptive Monkeypox case.
Case is in Broward County and related to international travel.
— Cristian Benavides (@cbenavidesTV) May 22, 2022
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