A New York state trooper gets run over during a shooting on the RFK bridge – Telemundo New York (47)

A New York State Police (NYSP) was hospitalized after being hit by a car during a shooting on the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The New York State Police said the incident occurred around 1:00 p.m. in the Manhattan section of the bridge. The uniformed man suffered minor leg injuries and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital.

The officer who was injured was making a traffic stop in the Bronx-bound lane of the bridge at the time of the incident, two senior NYPD officials told News 4.

Authorities confirmed that state police opened fire while making a traffic stop on the bridge bound for The Bronx, two senior New York City Police officials told our sister network. News 4.

The NYSP said an officer opened fire on the bridge, but no one was injured. Two people are in custody, New York City Police officers added.

The New York City Police along with the Bridge and Tunnel Authority also joined the investigation.

All northbound lanes on the bridge were closed due to the police investigation, causing traffic for commuters returning home after the Thanksgiving holiday. Hundreds of cars were stopped shortly after 1:00 p.m.

At around 2:30 a.m., authorities said the northbound right lane was already open, but warned drivers that heavy traffic was expected.

No details were released of what caused the shooting and of those allegedly responsible.

This is a developing story.



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