Man Wanted for Violent Robbery Climbs Tree, Balances on Fence, Dashes Into School During Chase: NYPD - NBC New York

Man Wanted for Violent Robbery Climbs Tree, Balances on Fence, Dashes Into School During Chase: NYPD

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    Man Dashes up Tree, Across Fence, Into School During Chase

    A suspect in a slashing and robbery climbed up a tree, across a fence and into a school as police chased him in the Bronx on Monday, the NYPD said. 

    (Published Monday, May 8, 2017)

    An acrobatic man wanted for slashing and robbing someone climbed up a tree, scaled a fence and ended up on the roof of a Bronx school as he fled police officers on Monday, the NYPD said.

    Video shows the suspect balancing on the fence at the Black Rock Playground in the Soundview neighborhood as more than a dozen officers watch from below.

    At least one of the officers climbed up on a fence or other structure to try to get the man down, video shows.

    After scaling the tree and balancing on the fence, the suspect made his way to the roof of P.S. 119 with police trailing close behind, the NYPD said.

    He then climbed into a window of the school and hid inside a closet as education workers and police searched for him, according to the NYPD. 

    He was eventually spotted and placed under arrest. Charges against him were pending Monday night.

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