A man yelling "I want to kill cops!" tried to run down two New York Port Authority Police officers with his car near the entrance to the Holland Tunnel Wednesday night in an attack on officers, reports the New York Post.

Matthew Christian Cash, who has an extensive criminal record, was barreling down a restricted fire lane near Varick and Watts streets when he barely missed cops patrolling the tunnel and smashed his silver Audi right into their police cruiser at about 8 p.m., authorities said.

After crashing into the cruiser, the man twice screamed, "I want to kill cops!" and struggled with officers trying to detain him, according to sources.

Cash was arrested and taken to Bellevue Hospital. Police sources said synthetic marijuana was found in the Audi he was driving and he claimed he was on angel dust.