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Man Jumps into the Passaic River to Ellude Police in Harrison

By rlsmetro on
Newark East Newark Harrison Town

Update: August 4th (10 a.m.)

A search is underway for a man who reportedly jumped into the Passaic River after a traffic stop in Harrison.

Sometime around 1 p.m., an unidentified man in his 30's allegedly jumped into the river and swam to one of the support beams of Bridge Street Bridge before escaping through a storm drain or possibly becoming trapped by rising water in the sewer system.

Police and firefighters responded to the scene to assist in the search.

The search continued Thursday morning.