NYPD cop kills herself inside Midtown Manhattan police station locker room after taking a gun from a young officer
- A transit officer shot herself in the head in Midtown Manhattan on Friday
- The officer was found in the transit police locker room around 3.10pm
- She was rushed with a gunshot wound to the head to Bellevue Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 3.24pm
- This is the second NYPD suicide of 2020. Ten cops took their own lives in 2019
An NYPD transit cop committed suicide inside a Midtown police station Friday afternoon, using another officer’s gun to shoot herself after her own service weapon was taken away from her by the department, sources told DailyMail.com.
The officer, who was on modified duty, swiped another gun from a probationary cop with less than a year on the force.
That newbie officer faces potential disciplinary action for failure to safeguard her weapon, a source said.
Colleagues of the transit cop who took her own life appeared to be visibly shaken
An NYPD transit officer committed suicide inside a Midtown police station Friday. The station was later shut down after the incident
The colleagues of the officer who killed herself appeared to be extremely upset
The woman took her own life inside the Transit District 1 headquarters inside the Columbus Circle subway station by Central Park West
Sources with knowledge of the case said the officer was being treated for emotional problems and had her guns taken away from her
It’s believed the officer managed to use a fellow officer’s gun after having her own weapon confiscated
The officer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where she died, authorities said
The suicide took place shortly after 3pm inside police locker room in Transit District 1, located in the 59th Street/Columbus Circle subway station on Central Park West.
The mortally wounded officer was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where she was pronounced dead minutes later.
In a tweet, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said the NYPD mourned the loss of the officer.
He said: ‘Today, the NYPD mourns as we’ve lost a fellow officer to death by suicide. Our thoughts & prayers are with their family & friends.’
Shea also provided a crisis number for officers who may need it.
This was the second NYPD suicide of 2020.
Ten cops took their own lives in 2019, prompting the department to take a series of actions to try and deal with the spike, including arranging confidential counseling services.
The 59th Street / Columbus Circle subway station was closed for a time after the incident
An NYPD officer stands on guard in order to stop would-be passengers from using the station
The shooting happened just before the Friday evening rush hour in New York City
Paramedics rushed to the scene of the shoot and the officer was rushed to hospital
The shooting is the second suicide by an active NYPD member this year, police said
Last year, 10 active NYPD cops killed themselves, about twice the number in a typical year