Jonathan Dienst, NBC News

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Recent articles by Jonathan:

FBI and DHS warn threats to federal law enforcement have spiked in the wake of Mar-a-Lago search

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security advised officials in an unclassified joint intelligence bulletin that the threats are coming from online and other platforms, two senior law enforcement officials told NBC News. → Read More

Rudy Giuliani is unlikely to face charges in federal lobbying probe

Rudy Giuliani is unlikely to face federal charges stemming from his dealings in Ukraine, according to three people familiar with the matter. → Read More

Man with gun, knife arrested near Justice Kavanaugh's house

An armed man was arrested overnight near the home of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after he called 911 on himself, law enforcement officials said. → Read More

Drunk Man in Ambulance Shoots NYC EMT in Back After Disorderly Bar Call: Cops

Thomas McCauley was apprehended outside the Funky Monkey bar on Staten Island and allegedly shot the EMT in the back in the ambulance. → Read More

One dead, five injured, suspect detained in shooting during Asian church service

The shooting was reported at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, a retirement community. Sources say the suspect is Asian. → Read More

8 Dead, Including Gunman, in Buffalo, New York Supermarket Mass Shooting: Police

Eight people are dead after a gunman entered a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, and opened fire Saturday afternoon, law enforcement source said. The shooter... → Read More

NYPD Officer Shot in Bronx: Police Officials

An NYPD officer was shot while in the Bronx Tuesday evening, according to two senior police officials. → Read More

Frank James, suspect in Brooklyn subway shooting, is now in custody

Police apprehended Frank R. James, the man police identified as a person of interest in the Brooklyn subway shooting that left 10 wounded and 13 others injured, authorities said Wednesday. → Read More

Manhunt for Brooklyn Subway Gunman Intensifies as Mass Transit Shooting Rocks NYC

“You start seeing faces against the glass, and it’s people, several women, banging against the glass, screaming,” one terrified subway rider in the next car over from the shooter said. → Read More

New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin resigns after campaign finance fraud arrest

“While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as Lieutenant Governor,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said. → Read More

5 Shot on Brooklyn Subway by Man in Gas Mask Who Threw Smoke Grenade: Sources

It happened in Sunset Park, near 4th Avenue and 36th Street. The suspect is said to be a man in a gas mask. → Read More

Prosecutors, FBI Looking Into NY Lt. Gov. Benjamin's Campaign Finances: Sources

Manhattan federal prosecutors and the FBI are investigating whether New York Lt. Gov . Brian Benjamin knowingly engaged in a campaign finance fraud scheme, and... → Read More

Family Reveals New Details on Man Eyed in NYC, DC Homeless Attack Spree

A 30-year-old man suspected of shooting five homeless men in New York City and Washington, D.C., in a targeted and at times deadly attack spree was once homeless himself, his family said, and has suffered from mental illness. → Read More

Suspect Arrested in Killings of Homeless Men in DC, NYC

A man suspected of shooting five homeless men in Washington, D.C., and New York City was arrested early Tuesday following a multistate manhunt, the Metropolitan Police Department said. → Read More

Suspect Arrested in Murders of Homeless Men in NYC, DC

New and chilling video shows a man believed to be responsible for at least two attacks on Manhattan homeless people and three others in Washington, D.C., stalking his victim before opening fire on the sleeping and defenseless target. → Read More

Ex-NYPD Sergeants Union Boss Ed Mullins Charged With Fraud Over Expenses

Former NYC Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins, an outspoken magnet for controversy who resigned last year amid an ongoing federal... → Read More

Adams Team Pitched Plan to Remove Some NYPD Protection from City Hall

A member of Eric Adams’ transition team approached the commanding officer of the NYPD gun licensing division in December to ask about obtaining gun permits for civilians who would potentially be assigned to protect City Hall. → Read More

Mayor Adams Moved to Set Up Brother With Job Before Approval, Sources Say

Mayor Eric Adams may have already violated New York City ethics law by asking the NYPD to hire his brother Bernard before obtaining permission from the City’s... → Read More

Meet Keechant Sewell, the First Black Woman to Lead the NYPD

Mayor-elect Eric Adams appointed Keechant Sewell as the next NYPD commissioner, the first woman to hold the post. → Read More

New Video Shows 2 Wanted in Brazen Midday $1.2 Million Jewelry Heist

The NYPD has released surveillance footage of two men who allegedly stole $1.2 million in jewelry from a 67-year-old man’s vehicle trunk in broad daylight in... → Read More