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Fleeing Illinois Suspect Survives Bridge Jump

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CAHOKIA, Ill. (KMOX) – Police in Cahokia, Illinois say a suspect fleeing authorities jumped off an on-ramp to the Poplar Street Bridge. The man survived and is hospitalized.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that investigators, were conducting a sweep Wednesday for fugitives and illegal drugs and guns when the man sped away from police who tried to pull his car over.

The suspect then crashed on the on-ramp. Police say he tried to flee on foot, but eventually decided to leaping over a guardrail.

Police say he survived the fall and attempted to hide after he landed but was arrested.

His name and medical status were not immediately available Thursday.
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