Several EVG readers asked about the presence of the NYPD helicopter hovering over parts of the neighborhood with a searchlight around 4:30-4:45 a.m.
There isn't anything from officials sources at the moment. Based on reader emails and the (sometimes reliable) Citizen app, police were searching for a burglary suspect. The Citizen app puts the scene of the incident at 519 E. Fifth St. between Avenue A and Avenue B.
The Citizen app had these updates... including request for the K-9 unit...
One reader put the helicopter in the air over parts of Fifth Street and Sixth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B at between 20 to 30 minutes. The last report from Citizen listed the suspect as still at large. Will update this post if any more info becomes available.
Updated 11:45 a.m.
Thanks to the commenter who pointed out this tweet from this morning...
Great example last night of “If you see something, say something” when a building super alerted our #NYPD AntiCrime team of a suspicious person which lead to the arrest of a serial burglar in the #EastVillage. @NYPDnews pic.twitter.com/eyb7VLLq0M— NYPD 9th Precinct (@NYPD9Pct) August 15, 2018