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Suspect fleeing Phoenix police survives jump from freeway

July 6, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect trying to outrun police on a Phoenix freeway will recover after jumping from an overpass.

Phoenix police Sgt. Tommy Thompson says the incident occurred Friday morning after reports came in about a man with a knife hurling rocks at cars.

Officers confronted the suspect, who started running across traffic lanes.

Camera footage posted by KTVK-TV/KPHO-TV shows a man perched on the roof of a car surrounded by two officers.

The man then jumps off the vehicle and runs to the edge of the overpass and flips over a guard, falling below.

In another video, he is sprawled on his back on the street below but is able to move his head.

Police say the man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

His name has not been released.

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Information from: KTVK-TV, http://www.azfamily.com/

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