In a new video, a man appeared to shove a New York Police Department (NYPD) cop and flee on foot after being stopped at gunpoint.

This happened just blocks away from Manhattan's Central Park on Wednesday afternoon, reported Fox News. In the clip, three cops could be seen approaching a Toyota sedan in red color on E 59th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue. The officers had guns drawn and were motioning for the occupants to get out. As they opened the doors, the cops could be heard shouting, "Show me your hands! Get out of the car!"

The man who was driving the car initially seemed to comply. He was then led to around the back of the vehicle. When one officer tried to handcuff him, he spun around, shoved the officer, and fled on foot toward Lexington Avenue. Then a man in the passenger's seat stepped out of the car. He was handcuffed. One woman was also taken out of the back seat of the car. As for the man, who tried to flee, he was later arrested, and the NYPD said that it is investigating the incident.

In a separate incident, a 23-year-old man who walked free after he was caught by the NYPD’s anti-gun unit was arrested again on Thursday. Law enforcement sources said that the arrest happened when he was allegedly carrying a loaded and defaced handgun in the Bronx, reported New York Post.

The sources said that Tyquise Bell was arrested less than a month after he was picked up on a gun charge by the NYPD’s new Neighborhood Safety Team (NST). On Thursday, he was booked for criminal possession of a weapon and possessing a defaced weapon. Bell was also charged for a gunpoint robbery on April 16 at a Bronx bodega. He allegedly committed the crime while he was out on supervised release.

On March 30, NST cops busted him in the Bronx with a gun in his pant leg. He allegedly told cops that he only had the gun for two days. As the charges weren’t bail eligible, he was cut loose on supervised release the next day.

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