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Man jumps off bridge while trying to escape Sacramento State police, officials say

A man jumped off a Sacramento State bridge Tuesday while trying to flee from officers after he was caught “casing” bikes on campus, university police said.

“Officers are currently dealing with a suspect in the river near Guy West who fled while casing bicycles,” the department said in a Facebook post shortly before noon Tuesday. “He has been tentatively identified and is believed to have a felony warrant.”

Sacramento police and park rangers assisted in the incident.

“The suspect is swimming around in the river and officers are waiting for him to come to shore,” the department said.

The man posed no risk to the campus and was taken into custody an hour later.

The suspect was not identified by police. Sacramento State officials were not immediately available for comment.

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Molly Sullivan covers crime, breaking news and police accountability for The Bee. She grew up in Northern California and is an alumna of Chico State.