A violent carjacking and ensuing ‘ demolition derby’ were caught on video clip in New York City this week.
The shocking incident unfolded at around 4: thirty p. m. on Wed in Midtown Manhattan.
The driving force of an Audi SUV was accosted by a male suspect wielding a stun gun near the intersection of West 54th Street and Broadway, authorities state .
After the suspect took control of the Audi, he tried to escape by driving the wrong way down the busy street, ultimately slamming head-on in to another vehicle.
Footage in the scene appears to show a good NYPD officer attempting to detain the suspect at gunpoint following the crash, but this individual manages to push the other car out of the way and quickness onward.
The suspect proceeded to crash into a lot more vehicles for another three obstructs before slamming into a pole.
He fled the picture on foot, disappearing into Columbus Circle subway station.
The suspect was still over the loose as of the most current obtainable updates.
Another carjacking taken place nearby at around the exact same time as a woman reported being robbed and taken off her vehicle by a guy brandishing a box cutter machine.
“ We have a tremendous within carjackings. A four-year rise from 112 carjackings in 2018, to where we all stand today, at the end of 2021 — 510 carjackings, ” NYPD Deputy Inspector Nicholas Fiore told NBC New York .
“ Something like we’ve never noticed before. It’s an crisis that’s happening. It’s a harmful, dangerous crime to the general public. They’re taking cars with all weapons: gunpoint, knives, Tasers, as you saw yesterday. And they are driving these cars carelessly, without regard for human life. ”
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