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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