Police chase shuts down George Washington bridge, fleeing driver remains at large

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A police chase led to the temporary closure of the George Washington bridge on Tuesday, according to cops.

The pursuit started in the Upper West Side shortly after 4 p.m. when multiple people reported gunshots being fired near 79th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway, the NYPD said.

Cops located a vehicle believed to be affiliated with the shooting and gave chase.

The George Washington bridge was closed Tuesday for a police car chase over shots fired that started in the Upper West Side, according to police. Christopher Sadowski
The pursuit started in the Upper West Side shortly after 4 p.m. when multiple people reported gunshots being fired near 79th Street and Henry Hudson Parkway, the NYPD said. Paul Martinka
Cops located a vehicle believed to be affiliated with the shooting and gave chase. Paul Martinka

During the pursuit, police shut down “a few roadways,” including the George Washington Bridge, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

It’s not clear how long the bridge was closed.

Police said they are still looking for the driver of the vehicle. 

No one was injured during the initial shots fired.

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