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

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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.

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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.