Mail theft suspect tries to escape in Lake Washington

Mail theft suspect tries to escape in Lake Washington

Mail theft suspect tries to escape in Lake Washington

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 5:58 AM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 6:54 AM

Police say a man who allegedly tried to steal mail from an apartment building on Mercer Island tried to get away by jumping into Lake Washington Thursday morning.

Mercer Island Police say they tried to arrest the man and a female suspect at the apartment in the 2800 block of 75th Place SE around 3:30 a.m.

The man was able to get away. The officer who was trying to make the arrest fell and hit his head. The officer was treated and released from the hospital.

About 45 minutes later, the Washington State Patrol saw the man walking on the Interstate 90 floating bridge. When he was spotted, the man jumped into Lake Washington.

Seattle Police in a patrol boat pulled the man out and arrested him. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for foot injuries.

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