Cops exchange gunfire with man menacing people on Bronx street; none injured: NYPD

Kerry Burke/New York Daily News/TNS
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NYPD officers exchanged gunfire with a man who was threatening passersby on a Bronx street Tuesday, according to police.

Cops spotted the man near the intersection of E. 166th St. and Third Ave. in Morrisania around 5:25 p.m.

He was holding a firearm and “menacing” people as they walked by, police said.

“The guy was waving a gun, and the cop saw him,” a 72-year-old witness told the Daily News.

When police approached, the man fired the weapon and officers returned two shots, according to cops and the witness.

No one was hit by a bullet, and the shooter took off.

Two officers were taken to a local hospital to be checked for ringing in the ears, police said.

Cops are still searching for the shooter.

“It’s crazy,” the witness said. “I’ve seen everything out here.”