Search ends for suspect who jumped into Schuylkill River to evade police

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Authorities say they have ended the search for a man who jumped into the Schuylkill River to escape police. (WPVI)

Authorities say they have ended their search for a man who jumped into the Schuylkill River to escape police in Lower Merion Township.

They have not said if the man was found.

It all began at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, when Lower Merion Police pulled a driver over near Hollow and River roads for a possible DUI violation.

The driver got out of the vehicle, ran to the water and jumped in.

Crews in boats searched the river overnight, as a Philadelphia police helicopter searched from the sky.

The search was called off sometime before dawn on Thursday.
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