TODAY'S PAPER
46° Good Evening
46° Good Evening
NewsNew York

Driver rams Port Authority police car, threatens cops, authorities say

Authorities say they have arrested a man who made anti-police statements after he crashed his car into two parked vehicles and a Port Authority police car in Manhattan.

The crash happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday near the Holland Tunnel on Varick Street at the intersection of Watts Street, authorities said.

The man, who was driving a gray Audi with a Pennsylvania license plate, said he had smoked PCP and "wanted to take out a police officer," Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Officers found what appeared to be synthetic marijuana in the car, Pentangelo said.

The 24-year-old suspect, whose name had not been released, was hospitalized in stable condition after being arrested on charges of attempted aggravated assault, terroristic threats and reckless driving, authorities said. It wasn't clear whether he had a lawyer.

Comments

We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.

More news