HEADLINES: Police chase attempted murder suspect, teen arrest for threats, Christmas tree returned

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2021, 10:41 AM

Updated 952 days ago


Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
A man who led Westchester County police on a chase Wednesday morning was wanted on an attempted murder charge in New York City, police say. County police say they were notified that the suspect, 27-year-old Dwayne Tucker, had fled the Bronx when NYPD arrived at his home. They spotted his car on the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant. The chase continued onto the Saw Mill Parkway and finally ended with the crash on Ash Avenue and Walnut Street in Yonkers. During the chase, the suspect's vehicle hit two civilian vehicles. Tucker now faces charges in Westchester and will be turned over to the NYPD.
A 17-year-old Yonkers Public Schools high school student has been arrested for making threats "to shoot up the school," according to Yonkers police. Authorities say other students came forward and reported the comments to the school administration.
No physical acts were carried out in support of the threats. The teen is charged with making a terroristic threat, a class D felony. Due to his age, he will be processed as an adolescent offender. No identifying information will be released, including the name of the school.
A missing Christmas tree from a New Rochelle home has been safely returned overnight. News 12 reported about the missing memorial tree that was set up for a neighbor who passed away from leukemia. The owners are crediting News 12's coverage and say their tree was plugged back in with its lights twinkling once again.

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