Federal Agents Open Fire on Suspect's Car in NYC

Saturday, Mar 26, 2011  |  Updated 6:30 AM EDT
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Federal Agents Open Fire on Suspect's Car in NYC

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Crime scene tape surrounds a Manhattan west side McDonalds as police officers gather following an incident, Friday, March 25, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

Authorities say federal agents opened fire on a vehicle driven by a suspect after they tried to apprehend him outside a McDonald's in Manhattan. There were no injuries.

Witnesses said they heard three gunshots outside the eatery Friday night after agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement burst out of a red van to arrest two suspects.

New York Special Agent-in-Charge James T. Hayes Jr. said agents opened fire when the suspect drove in the direction of another agent who was on foot.

One suspect was in custody Friday, but authorities would not say whether it was the driver. Authorities wouldn't say why they were seeking the suspects.

Witnesses said about three dozen people were inside the McDonald's when gunshots rang out about 7:30 p.m.

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