Shots fired at NYPD officers by armed man in East Village

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Friday, March 24, 2023
Shots fired at NYPD officers in East Village
Shots were fired at NYPD officers canvassing along East 4th Street in the East Village in search of an armed suspect.

EAST VILLAGE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A man is in custody after shots were fired at NYPD officers sitting in a marked vehicle in Manhattan Thursday.

The shooting took place in front of 330 East 4th Street in the East Village around 7:50 p.m.

Uniformed officers were traveling along East 4th Street in a marked NYPD vehicle canvassing for an armed suspect reported in the area.

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Officers located the male suspect who turned towards the officers, sitting in their vehicle, and fired his weapon multiple times. The officers then returned fire.

No one was struck by gunfire. The suspect was taken into custody.

Both officers were taken to an area hospital for tinnitus.

It's unknown if the NYPD vehicle was struck by gunshots.


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