Police Fire at Hummer on Verrazano Bridge

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NEW YORK. NY - NOVEMBER 06: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created using a variable planed lens.)  Runners cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge towards Brooklyn at the start of the ING New York City Marathon as seen from the air on November 6, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Photo: Chris Trotman/2011 Getty Images

The long holiday weekend came to a dramatic end on the Verrazano Bridge at around 1:15 this morning, when MTA police fired four shots at a 2006 Hummer after it blew through a Staten Island toll plaza. The driver soon abandoned the SUV, which is believed to have been stolen at gunpoint, and escaped on foot, while his female passenger was caught and taken into custody. Welcome back, everybody.