A dramatic police chase ended when a suspect fleeing police on a Brooklyn highway was tackled just as he was about to jump off an overpass, Chopper 4 over the scene captured exclusively. Chopper 4 was over Belt Parkway as the suspect on a motorcycle -- apparently one of two who police were pursuing on the highway -- crossed the lanes of the highway, jumped over a median, and ran to the concrete barrier overlooking the street below. As he went to jump, a man swiftly tackled him and grabbed him back to the ground. Officers immediately swarm the man, one with his gun drawn. It's not clear if the person who tackled the suspect is an officer; he appeared to be wearing plain clothes and the vehicle he came out of was not a marked patrol car. It happened right by Owl Head Park. This story is developing. Check back for details.
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