Police look at security after shooting at ice rink
NEW YORK | New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says police will assess what security changes might be warranted after the shooting late Saturday at a Manhattan ice rink.
But Mr. Kelly noted that Bryant Park is generally “a very safe area,” despite the gunfire on the ice rink behind the New York Public Library. Two people were wounded in a blast of bullets that sent skaters rushing to safety and left the ice stained with blood.
A 16-year-old has been arrested on attempted murder and other charges. He is being charged as an adult.
Mr. Kelly said Monday that the teen demanded a stranger’s jacket and later shot the man after he refused. A 14-year-old bystander also was shot.
About 20 private security agents were on duty at the ice rink and park Saturday night, said Joe Carella, a spokesman for the Bryant Park Corp., the nonprofit group that manages the park.