Police: Man falls 40 feet during St. Paul chase

Published 10:03 am Thursday, October 30, 2014

ST. PAUL — St. Paul police say a man has survived a 40-foot fall onto a highway after he jumped off a retaining wall during a chase with officers.

St. Paul police spokesman Paul Paulos says the man was taken to a hospital Wednesday with injuries sustained in the fall that weren’t life threatening. He said the suspect would be kept overnight.

Police say they were investigating a narcotics call downtown on Wednesday afternoon when the suspect started running. He fell onto Interstate 94 at Wabasha Street.

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