Friday, May 18, 2012
Burglary suspect fleeing police jumps into Chicago River
A man suspected of burglary jumped into the South Branch of the Chicago River this evening while fleeing police, but was quickly picked up by the Chicago Police Marine Unit, authorities said.
The man, who was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment after he jumped into the river near the 2200 block of South Lumber Street, south of Cermak Road, about 8:15 p.m. while being pursued by police, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines. The man was in good condition after being taken out of the water, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva.
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