A New York City police officer was struck by a car Thursday night in Astoria, law enforcement sources said.
The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. on Aug. 22 at Crescent Street and Broadway in Astoria.
According to WPIX, the officer had stopped a Ford F150 pickup truck with Florida license plates. The television station reported that the vehicle may have be wanted in connection with a robbery.
During the traffic stop, the driver of the pickup allegedly ran over the officer’s foot. His injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening, though his condition was not immediately known.
The police officer reportedly fired his gun toward the fleeing vehicle. It was unclear if anyone was hit. Authorities recovered the vehicle, which was abandoned nearby. The driver remained at large Thursday night.
A large police presence remains in the area and a manhunt is underway to find the suspect. Police have closed the lower level of the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge as the search continues.
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