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Willimantic PD: Man evaded police, jumped into river

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Willimantic PD arrested Jose Sanchez for interfering with police and assault on a police officer. (Willimantic PD) Willimantic PD arrested Jose Sanchez for interfering with police and assault on a police officer. (Willimantic PD)
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WFSB) -

Willimantic Police arrested a man who assaulted an officer before jumping into a river.

Jose Sanchez, 28, was arrested after he led police on a foot chase across Recreation Park.

Officials said he then jumped into the Willimantic River.

Sanchez did not get far into the river and was apprehended by a city police detective and two patrol officers.

He was arrested and transported to Willimantic police headquarters.

He was charged with interfering with police and assault on a police officer.

He is being held on $25,000 bond.

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