A federal agent fired off a shot as an undercover drug operation at a Queens diner fell into chaos late Monday, authorities said.
A multi-agency narcotics task force involving Homeland Security was conducting the drug buy at a parking lot connected to the Cross Bay Diner on Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach at about 11:18 p.m. when an agent fired a single round while trying to apprehend a suspect, police said.
No one was hit by the bullet. It was not immediately clear why the agent fired.
Task force members netted two suspects, officials said.
A third man, who is not believed to be armed, ran off and was still being sought early Tuesday.