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  • Writer's pictureJeffrey Hastings

Man Flees Police Jumps Into River, Then Into Sewer

Manchester Police were attempting to arrest a man with a warrant in the area of Blaine St and Second Street on Thursday.

The man fled from the police and jumped into the river, and then into a sewer drainage pipe.

Police were able to isolate the man between two manholes and used ladders from Manchester Fire to prevent him from traveling further.

Police communicated with the man identified as 49-year-old Jorge Guzman Alvarado while he was refused to come out of the sewer pipe.

MPD SWAT who was in the area doing warrant arrests assisted patrol officers at the scene, and Manchester Police K9 "Grim" was also brought to the scene. Workers from the Manchester Public Works Department also assisted at the scene.

Firefighters deployed a boat in the nearby river, and also assisted police with equipment.

After an extended time, the man climbed out of the sewer using a ladder and was taken into custody. After Alvarado was handcuffed he was placed on a waiting stretcher and transported by AMR medics to the hospital for evaluation. Due to the cold temperatures in the water, Alvarado appeared to be suffering from cold exposure.

Alvarado was originally being arrested on a warrant for unknown charges from Bedford according to police. MPD Spokesperson Heather Hamel said he will most likely face additional charges from the incident this afternoon.

©Jeffrey Hastings


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