Caught on video: Handcuffed man leaps out of police car’s window in NY

Watch: Man escapes police car in handcuffs

NEW YORK (WABC/CNN) - Dramatic video shows a man escape through the open back window of a police cruiser.

After a shooting on the street Monday afternoon on Manhattan’s upper west side, police arrested a number of people outside the Amsterdam houses, one of whom was put in the back of a cruiser, his hands cuffed in front of him.

The man in this video is not a suspect in the shooting police were investigating.

The video was caught by a news photographer.

The man climbed out of the open window and, still handcuffed, bolted.

First, one officer tackled him to the ground. Within a few seconds, several others helped out as the suspect kept struggling on the ground.

They all grappled for a couple of minutes until eventually officers literally carried the man away.

All this played out just a few minutes after school let out, so some kids saw it all.

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