The Metropolitan Police Department has announced that a suspect was successfully apprehended after he attempted to elude capture from authorities by jumping into the waters of the Rock Creek in the area of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>ThompsonBoatCenter. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
The suspect, an adult male, was pulled from the water without incident in a land based rescue by personnel from the department’s Harbor Branch at approximately 11:45 am on Friday, November 27, 2009. He was subsequently transported to an area hospital by personnel from the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department for treatment of possible hypothermia related symptoms.
The suspect had reportedly been observed breaking into a vehicle earlier in the 1200 block of 24th Street, NW and subsequently fleeing the scene on foot as a witness gave chase.
The suspect who has not been identified at this time faces possible additional charges in this case which remains under investigation by members from the department’s Second District.
The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to acknowledge the cooperation from the community and the quick response by emergency medical services personnel and fellow law enforcement agencies in bringing this incident to a conclusion.