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Cops: Man Tosses Gun Out Of Van, Leads Police On Wild Chase Through Manhattan

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A man led police on a wild chase through the streets of Manhattan Saturday after police said they saw him toss a gun out of his moving vehicle.

When police tried to pull the van over, the driver took off up Broadway, along the West Side Highway and through Harlem, CBS2's Matt Kozar reported.

Police cordoned off Broadway in Morningside Heights as they searched the bushes, trees and gutters for the gun, Kozar reported.

"They looked through everything, garbage containers.  They looked everywhere," said witness Eugene Johnson.

The chase zig-zagged through Morningside heights and into Harlem.

The suspects' vehicle hit a car used to train new drivers near St. Nicholas and 150th Street, Kozar reported.

Somewhere along the way, police say the suspects left the van and took off on foot but were quickly apprehended, Kozar reported.

Jayleen Maria works at a restaurant near Columbia University and saw the pursuit.

"In an area like this, it shouldn't be happening.  It's very calm. There's no violence around here that we have seen for the past three years."

Police have not yet recovered the gun and no one was hurt during the chase.

The identities of the suspects have not yet been released.

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