Agents Messner and Reese were brought to New York City from Washington, D.C. to assist in the capture of Agent Peggy Carter. The agents set up an ambush at the L&L Automat. Carter and Edwin Jarvis arrived and the agents began evacuating the Automat. Carter recognized this as an arrest procedure of the Strategic Scientific Reserve and had Jarvis block the entrance. Carter approached Reese and punched him in the face before attacking Messner. Carter knocked Messner to the ground and Jarvis knocked him out with a tray before escaping out the back door.