Police fire at suspect during West Side Highway traffic stop
An NYPD sergeant fired his weapon on Manhattan’s West Side Highway overnight after a driver being pulled over rammed a car into a police vehicle, authorities said.
Police said it all started around 1:15 a.m. when a man forced a female passenger out of a parked car and drove off in an apparent carjacking near the corner of West 31st Street and Broadway.
Moments later, uniformed cops in an unmarked NYPD vehicle spotted that vehicle on the West Side Highway and proceeded to pull it over around West 44th Street without initial incident, the NYPD said.
According to police, when they got out to question the driver, he put the car in reverse and rammed into the police vehicle.
An NYPD sergeant then discharged his weapon, firing one to two rounds, according to police. No one was struck, officials confirmed.
Police were able to take the 44-year-old man into custody and initially brought him to an area hospital to be checked out, authorities said.