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Police search for man who jumped from bridge

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Posted: Aug 23, 2011 2:59 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2011 2:59 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: wbrz, louisiana, gramercy, river, bridge, police, chase, jumped

GRAMERCY - Authorities are looking for a man who, following a high-speed pursuit by state police, got out of his vehicle and jumped from the Mississippi River Bridge in Gramercy.

Police have not released the name of the man and are still searching for him after he jumped from the top of the bridge, often called the Veterans Memorial Bridge.

According to state police, a high-speed chase with the man and authorities began about 1 p.m. Tuesday and ended at the bridge.

Authorities say the man got out of his vehicle and ran to the top of the bridge, where he jumped into the river's waters below.

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