Cops arrest suspect in Queens carjackings - KMSP-TV

Cops arrest suspect in Queens carjackings

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Police Thursday evening captured a man suspected of carjacking at least two vehicles in Queens Thursday morning before taking off in the direction of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, the NYPD said.

Earlier, the suspect was identified by the NY Post as Nicholas Almonte, a man with a history of mental health problems, according to the paper.

Almonte allegedly took the first car at gunpoint on Borden Ave. near 25th Street and the second at Thompson and Hunters Point Avenues, the Post reported.

The man attempted to carjack a third vehicle unsuccessfully at about 11 a.m. and may have gotten away in a fourth vehicle.

Police briefly closed the Queens-Midtown Tunnel and the Manhattan-bound span of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge as part of their investigation. 

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