NEW YORK – Police said they arrested two suspects during a frantic pursuit on a Manhattan highway and placed an officer in charge of his job for apparently violating the department's rules regarding shooting on a vehicle.
The FDR Drive was reopened in time for the Friday morning commute.
According to police, police attempted to stop a vehicle near 96th Street and Second Avenue around 9 pm. Thursday. The driver crashed into the police car and then escaped on the highway.
Towards 15th Street, the police stopped the vehicle and approached it when the driver returned and hit a police officer.
Police fired when the driver took off. According to departmental guidelines, officers may shoot vehicles only when there is an immediate danger.
The vehicle was found abandoned. The officer was treated for minor injuries.