NY state trooper fires round on RFK Bridge after driver hits him 


NY state trooper fires round on RFK Bridge after driver hits him

  • While nobody was injured by the shots, the trooper was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens to treat a leg injury he suffered during the incident
  • NYPD units confirmed a suspect was taken into custody in the Bronx
  • All northbound lanes were initially closed, but the northbound right lane has been reopened since










A New York State trooper opened fire on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge after being struck by a car on Sunday. 

Around 12.50pm, shots were reported to have been fired at the entrance of the bridge on the Manhattan span, according to police. 

Police later confirmed that the trooper had initially been struck by a gray car. 

While nobody was injured by the shots, the trooper was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in Queens to treat a leg injury he suffered during the incident. He is stable, police said. 

NYPD units confirmed a suspect, who has not been named, was taken into custody in the Bronx, near W 138th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd. 

A New York State trooper opened fire on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge after being struck by a car on Sunday

A New York State trooper opened fire on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge after being struck by a car on Sunday

The trooper shot more than once after being struck by a car

The trooper shot more than once after being struck by a car 

Police received reports that the trooper opened fire shortly before 1pm on Sunday

Police received reports that the trooper opened fire shortly before 1pm on Sunday 

A gray car, likely to be the one pictured, struck the trooper, police said

A gray car, likely to be the one pictured, struck the trooper, police said 

The NYPD warned the public about heavy traffic in the area

The NYPD warned the public about heavy traffic in the area

At the scene, several ambulance, NYPD and  state police cars could be seen blocking traffic to the bridge.  At least three vehicles were damaged. 

State police, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and the NYPD are now conducting an investigation into the incident.  

All northbound lanes were initially closed, but the northbound right lane has been reopened since. 

The NYPD warned the public about heavy traffic in the area.    

All northbound lanes were initially closed, but the northbound right lane has been reopened since

All northbound lanes were initially closed, but the northbound right lane has been reopened since

NYPD units confirmed a suspect, who has not been named, was taken into custody in the Bronx, near W 138th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

NYPD units confirmed a suspect, who has not been named, was taken into custody in the Bronx, near W 138th St and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd

At the scene, several ambulance, NYPD and state police cars could be seen blocking traffic to the bridge

At the scene, several ambulance, NYPD and state police cars could be seen blocking traffic to the bridge

At least three vehicles were damaged

At least three vehicles were damaged

An investigation is now being conducted to determine what happened

An investigation is now being conducted to determine what happened 



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