New Bedford Man Jumps Three Stories to Avoid Arrest
New Bedford police say a man who jumped from a third-story window while apparently trying to evade officers has been hospitalized with a serious head injury.
Lt. Jeannine Pettiford says officers responded to a city apartment building at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call that a crowd was chasing a man. The crowd was apparently angry after catching the man trying to break into another apartment.
He fled to his own third-story apartment and locked the door.
Police say that when officers entered the building, the man jumped and suffered what appeared to be a serious head injury. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I
His name was not released and the incident remains under investigation. (Associated Press)