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Man jumps from 3rd story in New Bedford


NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — New Bedford police say a man who jumped from a third-story window while apparently trying to evade officers has been hospitalized with a serious head injury.

Lt. Jeannine Pettiford says officers responded to a city apartment building at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving a call that a crowd was chasing a man. The crowd was apparently angry after catching the man trying to break into another apartment.

He fled to his own third-story apartment and locked the door.

Police tell The Standard Times ( ) that when police entered the building, the man jumped and suffered what appeared to be a serious head injury. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I

His name was not released and the incident remains under investigation.


Information from: The (New Bedford, Mass.) Standard-Times,