‘Son of Sam’ killer arrested in Yonkers 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 10 1977)

Video: 'Serial killer 'Son of Sam' arrested after NYC murder spree'

(Wednesday, August 10, 1977, sometime after 10:00 p.m. EDT)David Berkowitz, a 24-year-old postal employee said by the police to be the “Son of Sam,” the .44-caliber killer who took the lives of six young people and wounded seven others in a year-long reign of terror in New York City, was taken into custody late tonight in front of his Yonkers apartment building, just north of the city.

Video: 'Son of Sam (stock footage / archival footage)'

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