Officer-Involved Shooting Snarls Traffic on Triborough

NEW YORK -

The Robert F. Kennedy Triborough Bridge is experiencing heavy traffic and lane closures, following a police-involved shooting on the bridge, exacerbating what is usually a high-traffic Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

There will be two Manhattan/Bronx-bound lanes closed and one Queens-bound lane closed on the Queens side of the Queens span until noon Monday, Nov. 29.MTA Bridges and Tunnels Officers on Sunday arrested the driver and passenger of a stolen car, following an incident that occurred around 12:40 p.m. in the Manhattan/Bronx-bound lanes of the bridge’s Queens Span, and which resulted in the injuries to an MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officer and a New York State Trooper.According to media reports, the driver of the vehicle struck an officer, possibly after being pulled over. Police then fired at the vehicle.

The New York Post reports that nobody was injured by the gunfire. NY1 reports that several civilians were also hospitalized in connection with the incident, though the nature of their injuries is unclear.The two males suspects, who have not yet been identified, were arrested in Harlem.

The driver, 21, has been charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, reckless endangerment, vehicular assault, fleeing, obstruction of governmental administration, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.The passenger, 17, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, possession of an imitation firearm, obstruction of governmental administration, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

 

 


Updated Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 7:23 pm .