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Saturday, April 30, 2011

NY/NJ: Holland Tunnel Closed After Shooting

Police shot a motorist at the Holland Tunnel

Police-Involved Shooting at Holland Tunnel:


NEW YORK - Police shot a motorist in the Holland Tunnel Friday evening after the man attempted to run down officers with his car, according to reports.

Shots were fired just before 7 p.m. when Port Authority officers ordered a car with two male passengers to stop after passing through the toll plaza on the New Jersey side. It is unclear why the car was being pulled over.

The driver refused to pull over and cops gave chase, reportedly boxing in the car at one point. When officers tried approach, the driver tried to use his car as a weapon, according to published reports.

Officers then fired several shots, wounding one of the two men. According to EMS, a young man was transported to Bellevue Hospital with a gunshot wound.

None of the police officers were injured.

Traffic was severely backed up due to the investigation during rush hour.

More details will be added to the story as they emerge.

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