Officers were seen running through the tunnel, ordering two men inside the luxury car to get out of the vehicle at gunpoint moments after the car raced into the tube. Police barricaded the Queens Midtown Tunnel with their squad cars as they arrested a pair of drug dealers during a harrowing scene in the Manhattan-bound tube, authorities said Friday.
A Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority cop was nearly dragged by the alleged dealers as they gunned the engine of their Mercedes Benz E-class and raced into the Queens side of the tunnel about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Moments later, officers were seen running through the tunnel, ordering two men inside the luxury car to get out of the vehicle at gunpoint.
TBTA Police Officer Reginald Ledee had stopped the Mercedes on the Queens side of the tunnel for having no front license plate and illegally tinted windows.
As Ledee approached, he looked through the open passenger-side window and saw a bag of marijuana on the center console, law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case said.
When Ledee ordered the men out of the car, they tried to put the contraband in the glove box, sources said.The driver then locked the door and gunned the […]