Shots fired by police as driver takes off on the Goethals Bridge following traffic stop

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Friday, June 30, 2023
Shots fired by police as driver takes off on the Goethals Bridge
Shots were fired by police after a suspect fled a traffic stop and over the Goethals Bridge from Staten Island into New Jersey. CeFaan Kim has the breaking details.

STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- A suspect is on the loose after fleeing from New York City police over the Goethals Bridge into New Jersey.

Around 8 p.m. Thursday, officers attempted to pull over a black BMW near Richmond Court and Richmond Terrace on Staten Island.

The reason for the traffic stop is not known.

According to police, the driver did not follow orders and fled the traffic stop.

The officers tried to block traffic to stop the suspect from fleeing onto the Goethals Bridge.

The suspect then attempted to strike one of the officers with the BMW and fled the scene, police said.

One of the two officers proceeded to shoot an undisclosed number of rounds in the direction of the suspect.

The suspect fled over the Goethals Bridge into New Jersey.

At this time, there are no reports of any injuries.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

This is breaking news. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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