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Man jumps off Albany bridge after car chase, crash

Man jumps off Albany bridge after car chase, crash

A Wednesday afternoon police pursuit ended with a crash on the Dunn Memorial Bridge and at least one
Man jumps off Albany bridge after car chase, crash
A police chase through downtown Albany ended when a suspect abandoned a car and jumped from the upper level off-ramp of the Dunn Memorial Bridge, landing in Rensselaer River Front Park, on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
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A Wednesday afternoon police pursuit ended with a crash on the Dunn Memorial Bridge and at least one suspect jumping from a bridge ramp.

That suspect was injured in the fall, police said, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

In all, three suspects were taken into custody, including the injured suspect. Police continued to investigate the incident late Wednesday afternoon.

Police also recovered a handgun.

The incident started in Troy, went into Albany and finally ended on the Rensselaer side of the Dunn bridge.

It began at around 1 p.m. in Troy, Albany police spokesman Steven Smith said. That’s when Troy police spotted the vehicle and tried to pull it over as part of an ongoing police investigation. CBS6 reported that investigation related to Albany.

Smith declined to say what the nature of the ongoing investigation was. He also didn’t know where the gun was recovered, whether it was in the car or elsewhere.

The driver, though, refused to pull over and, instead, led police on a chase on to Interstate 787 south.

Troy police lost sight of the vehicle as they neared Albany, Smith said. Soon after, Albany police spotted it on Quail Street. The driver again refused to pull over, starting another pursuit, Smith said.

That pursuit then led to the Dunn Memorial Bridge to Rensselaer and ended on the bridge. The car crashed into a rail. A red car could be seen on the bridge surrounded by police cars.

After the crash, at least one suspect jumped from the ramp, suffering the injuries.

That suspect was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment.

The two others were quickly taken into custody.

A state DOT notice had eastbound traffic on U.S. 20 on the bridge reduced to one lane for much of the afternoon. It then reopened to full traffic.

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