Man flees San Francisco police by jumping in water

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Posted: Sep 11, 2015 10:03 AM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A motorcyclist who hit another biker and then sped away from police tried to escape by jumping into icy San Francisco waters.

He was later arrested.

On Thursday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer attempted to stop the motorcyclist for driving on a freeway shoulder. He continued and struck another motorist. He entered the water at the China Basin Water Channel and began swimming. Authorities went out on a small boat and a jet ski and also surrounded the shoreline.

Police brought in larger boats and surrounded the man in the water. He eventually climbed onto a pier where he sat on a large metal pipe. Police negotiators spoke to him for several hours and he surrendered Thursday night. He was arrested. He was not injured. His name and age were not released by San Francisco police.