Police Arrest Driver in Slow-Moving Chase Outside Holland Tunnel

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Shortly after police officers engaged in a shootout that left six dead in Jersey City, across the Hudson River, in lower Manhattan, a tense scene unfolded near the exit to the Holland Tunnel. Police arrested a driver in a white Mercedes with temporary dealer plates as he attempted to escape through the busy traffic.

The brief chase occurred around 4 p.m., and eyewitness videos show the driver moving back and forth within traffic, nearly hitting officers in an effort to avoid capture.

A paramedic on the scene told Gothamist that the event was not related to the shootout across the river, though a spokesperson for the NYPD has yet to confirm that information.

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