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Robbery Suspect Fleeing Police Jumps Off Brooklyn Bridge: Sources

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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