New York police given day-long runaround by psych patient with a fake bomb

12:48 PM | 22 Jul, 2016
New York police given day-long runaround by psych patient with a fake bomb
NEW YORK - A man who thew a fake bomb at police near Times Square on Thursday has finally been arrested after an six-hour standoff. According to media reports, the attacker was undergoing psychiatric evaluation at the time of the incident.

The culprit, 52-year-old Hector Meneses, gave up at about 8 a.m. after forcing the policeman in pursuit of him to shut down Columbus Circle, a busy shopping area.

Footage has been released showing the moment that Hector Meneses, 52, of Queens, threw a suspicious device into a police car near Times Square around midnight.

Meneses, who wore a red plastic helmet, was accused of lobbing a makeshift device into a police van in tourist-packed Times Square on Wednesday and then fleeing the scene.

At about 2 a.m, police spotted his vehicle in the Columbus Circle area. The man barricaded himself inside and said he had explosives inside the car. Police from a hostage team negotiated with him for about six hours.

Hector Meneses, suspect in Hoax bomb standoff

Police said in a statement that no explosives were found in Meneses' car or on his person. The bomb squad determined the device in his car was a hoax.

Meneses is accused of first-degree reckless endangerment, resisting arrest, first-degree false reporting of an incident and other charges.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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