FIRST ON 3: Police arrest man who threatened to jump into river following chase

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Submitted: Mon, 07/30/2012 - 4:53pm
Updated: Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:12pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police have a man in custody after they say he threatened to jump into the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington after a foot chase.

Police spokesman Det. Kevin Smith says police chased the man after they spotted him in a stolen vehicle around 6th Street. Smith says the man took off toward the river.

Officers said the man was standing on the bulkhead near PPD and threatening to jump in. Police called for a boat to assist them. Just before 1 p.m., officers cleared the scene after they said they took the suspect into custody.


  • GuestX says:

    JUMP,JUMP,JUMP,JUMP,all togahther now …

  • Rick Wilson says:

    Hand him a sack of bricks and allow him to jump……….

  • Andy says:

    Let him jump. If the polution doesn’t get him the gators will. Sorry but I am so tired of these punks acting like they have the upper hand.

  • Stella B. says:

    I agree, good riddance – he obviously is of no value to the world and we’d all be better off without him. But, we all know what would happen: his family would come out of the woodwork and sue the city, and all the tv stations and publications would be interviewing them and wasting all our time by reporting the whole thing blow by blow. (like they did with Jean McNeil’s lies and allegations against NHCO Animal Control)

  • SurfCityTom says:

    waste resources to stop him from going for an afternoon swim?

    Gators need to be fed too.

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