Suspect Jumps in Chicago River to Avoid Cops

Chicago Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva says the man was in good condition

Saturday, May 19, 2012  |  Updated 10:20 AM CDT
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Suspect Jumps in Chicago River to Avoid Cops

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A burglary suspect fleeing from police officers has jumped into the South Branch of the Chicago River.

The Chicago Police Marine Unit quickly caught up with him and pulled him from the water, where he had been hanging on to a retaining wall.
 
The man was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment after he jumped into the river in the East Pilsen district Friday night.
 
Chicago Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva says the man was in good condition after being taken from the water. He was expected to be released into police custody.

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