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Man Dressed In Fake Beard, Hat And Dark Glasses Shoots At NYPD Officers In Queens

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The NYPD is angry, and apparently for a very good reason.

A manhunt is currently underway for a suspect that attempted to shoot two officers in the Jackson Heights section of Queens on Friday afternoon.

Police said two uniformed officers were patrolling on foot just before 4 p.m. in the vicinity of 76th Street and Roosevelt Avenue when they were alerted by a passerby of a male acting suspiciously at the corner of 37th Road and 76th Street.

The officers walked to the location and observed a male wearing a black trench coat with a fake beard, a hat and dark glasses.

According to police, when the officers approached the man they asked him for identification. The male removed his hands from his pockets, pulled out a black revolver and fired twice at the officers before fleeing southbound on 77th Street. The officers pursued the suspect but were unable to apprehend him.

The fake beard, hat and glasses were recovered during the foot pursuit. No injuries were sustained by either of the officers.

The suspect is described as being in his 30s, approximately 5-foot-9, with a thin build. He was well dressed, wearing a black trench coat.

Anyone with information in regards to this individual is asked to call the NYPD's CrimeStoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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