LOWELL, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Authorities continued searching over the weekend for a man who fled police officers and entered the Concord River early Saturday morning.
The Lowell Police Department said an officer had initially located the man, who was arrestable for charges "stemming from an incident earlier in the morning," shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
"The victim of the incident had called a short time earlier, to report that the male had returned," LPD said. "The male fled on foot from the officer, and entered the Concord River a short distance away."
An extensive search was undertaken by members of the Lowell Police Department, with assistance from the Lowell Fire Department and Massachusetts State Police, however the suspect had still not been located by 11 a.m. Sunday.
The National Weather Service said at the time the suspect entered the water, the air temperature was between 9-13 degrees Fahrenheit, and the flow rate of the Concord River was around 700 cubic feet per second, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
LPD said the investigation is ongoing at this time.
Written by Brit Smith
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