HARLEM, MANHATTEN (WABC) – Early Wednesday in Harlem, a man opened fire on a New York City police officer on duty after the couple was involved in a minor accident while an officer was driving to work.

Authorities say the novice officer was driving to Manhattan from the Bronx over the Macombs Dam Bridge when he was hit by a black 2009 Ford escape with New Jersey license plates.

As the SUV continued westward, shots were fired at an off-duty officer.

The officer, who has only been working in North Manhattan for 16 months, was not injured.

Police have begun searching for an SUV that has been tracked through technology in Queens.

He was eventually spotted and stopped at Blake and Van Sinderen Avenues in eastern New York City, Brooklyn.

The suspect was taken into custody, charged.

It is believed that another person was taken away in the car after the incident.

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