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A man allegedly jumped into the river to escape the cops

A man who jumped into the Merrimack River and forced his way down a drainpipe on Thursday, allegedly to avoid Manchester police, has been arrested, police said. A week after he allegedly stole a woman’s handbag from a Bedford store, Manchester police spotted the suspect. .Police said the man fled from officers attempting to take him into custody at around 1 p.m. in the Blaine and Second Streets area, then jumped into the Merrimack River before entering the drainpipe. ‘evacuation. Manchester Police and Fire Brigade worked to coax the man out of the drain pipe, using a loudspeaker to talk to him while lowering a ladder into the pipe. Police said the man, identified as 49-year-old Jorge Guzman Alvarado, emerged from the hose after about 90 minutes and was taken to hospital. “From what I understand he was able to stand up in there so he wasn’t in too much water,” said Heather Hamel of the Manchester Police Department. “But he swam to this place. It’s very cold, obviously, to be in the water at this time of year, so there is always the risk of hypothermia, or he could be injured from “One way or another. But it looks like he’s fine.” Bedford police said video taken by witnesses to last week’s robbery identified and located Alvarado. The video showed a man fleeing a store on a white moped. Officials said Alvarado was wanted on an active warrant out of Bedford for bare-knuckle robbery and could now face additional charges.

A man who jumped into the Merrimack River and forced his way down a drainpipe on Thursday, allegedly to avoid Manchester police, has been arrested, police said.

A week after he allegedly stole a woman’s handbag from a Bedford store, Manchester police spotted the suspect.

Police say the man fled from officers attempting to take him into custody around 1 p.m. in the Blaine and Second Streets area and then jumped into the Merrimack River before entering the pipe. evacuation.

Manchester Police and Fire Brigade worked to get the man out of the drainpipe, using a loudspeaker to talk to him while lowering a ladder into the pipe.

Police said the man, identified as 49-year-old Jorge Guzman Alvarado, emerged from the hose after about 90 minutes and was taken to hospital.

“From what I understand he was able to stand up in there so he wasn’t in too much water,” said Heather Hamel of the Manchester Police Department. “But he swam to this place. It’s very cold, obviously, to be in the water at this time of year, so there is always the risk of hypothermia, or he could be injured from one way or another. But it looks like he’s fine.”

Bedford police say video taken by witnesses to last week’s robbery helped identify and locate Alvarado. The video showed a man fleeing a store on a white moped.

Officials said Alvarado was wanted on an active warrant out of Bedford for bare-knuckle robbery and could now face additional charges.

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