Police nab man who jumps in creek in effort to escape

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police arrested a man who attempted to escaped officers by jumping in a creek on Monday.

The incident happened around noon near Center Middle School in Kansas City, Mo.

A police dispatcher said officers responded to a suspicious occupant in a car that pulled in and parked in the parking lot of the middle school, which is located just west of 103rd and Holmes. The dispatcher said the car had previously been reported stolen. When officers arrived, the suspect ran from the car and jumped in the Indian Creek in an attempt to get away.

The man was not injured and is now in police custody. The dispatcher did not believe anyone inside the school was ever in harm’s way.

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