Manhunt in Harlem for suspect who stole police car, ran over officer

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Authorities are searching for a man who stole an unmarked police car in New Jersey and drove it over the George Washington Bridge into Harlem.

Around 10 a.m. the man — who Fort Lee Police know only by his alias, Eduardo Santiago Carrasquillo — stole the vehicle and ran over one officer and attempted to hit another, police said.

The officers shot at him as he drove away, but it is not known if they hit Carrasquillo.  The vehicle is a black Audi A6.

Fort Lee police found the car abandoned near 125th and Riverside Avenue in Upper Manhattan and barricaded the area in hopes of finding the suspect.  People going about their business in Harlem were interrupted by a massive police presence, including helicopter surveillance.

The officer’s duty bag containing a Fort Lee PD raid jacket and .45 Caliber ammunition was taken from the vehicle.  Carrasquillo should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Lee Police Department or the Bergen County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 201-226-5651.