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Trooper fires round on RFK Bridge after driver hits him

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A New York state trooper was struck by a car and fired his weapon on the ramp to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge in the Bronx Sunday afternoon, police said.

Gunshots rang out around 12:50 p.m. at the bridge entrance during a vehicle stop, police sources said. 

Police gather at the scene of the shooting.
Police gather at the scene of the shooting.
Peter Gerber
Police arrive at the scene of the shooting on the RFK Bridge.
Police arrive at the scene of the shooting on the RFK Bridge.
Daniel McKnight for the NY Post
The ccene on RFK Bridge on Sunday afternoon where a NY State Trooper was struck by vehicle on Nov. 28, 2021.
The ccene on RFK Bridge on Sunday afternoon where a NY State Trooper was struck by vehicle on Nov. 28, 2021.
Daniel McKnight for the NY Post
Traffic was backed up on the RFK Bridge after the incident.
Traffic was backed up on the RFK Bridge after the incident.
Peter Gerber
Scene on RFK Bridge.
A New York state trooper was reportedly hit by a car before firing his gun.
Peter Gerber
A state trooper investigates the scene of the crash.
A state trooper investigates the scene of the crash.
Peter Gerber

The officer was struck by the car and taken to Elmhurst Hospital with a leg injury, and he was in stable condition, officials said. Nobody was hit by the gunfire. Video from the scene shows two males being placed under arrest.

The shooting was under investigation by state police, Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority and the NYPD, police said. One lane of the bridge was closed as part of the investigation. 

The incident snarled traffic in the area.

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