Robbery Suspect Fleeing Police Jumps Off Brooklyn Bridge: Sources - NBC New York

Robbery Suspect Fleeing Police Jumps Off Brooklyn Bridge: Sources

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    Suspect Jumps Off Brooklyn Bridge: Sources

    A robbery suspect fleeing police jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, law enforcement sources say.

    (Published Saturday, May 25, 2019)

    A suspected purse snatcher who was running from police jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, law enforcement sources said. 

    The suspect was critically injured in the fall, the sources told NBC 4 New York. 

    The chase and jump temporarily closed all Manhattan-bound lanes of the bridge. Traffic remained backed up even after they reopened. 

    The man was suspected of stealing a woman's purse in Brooklyn, the sources said. He took off in a car, then crashed on the Brooklyn Bridge. 

    He got out of the car and kept running from police, then jumped off the bridge near Pearl Street in Manhattan, the sources said. 

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