HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) — An assault suspect trying to elude police has survived after jumping off a bridge into the Susquehanna River after crashing his car on the span at the close of a chaotic chase.

News outlets report that the man was conscious when he was retrieved from the river by Natural Resources Police. He was taken to a local hospital and later transported to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The extent of his injuries is not immediately known.

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Authorities say the suspect jumped off the Thomas J. Hatem Bridge on Friday night after hitting several vehicles while trying to flee police. The bridge has a vertical clearance of 89 feet.

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The chase began after he allegedly assaulted a resident of Havre de Grace. Charges are pending. The suspect’s identity was not immediately provided.

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