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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Bystander lets trooper use canoe to apprehend suspect

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Bystander lets trooper use canoe to apprehend suspect

Troopers used the nearby canoe to catch up with him in the water and take him into custody

Bystander lets trooper use canoe to apprehend suspect

DUNCANNON, Pa. (AP) – State police say a bystander let a trooper use his canoe to apprehend a suspect who ran into a river after being hit with a stun gun.

State police in Newport said a trooper on Monday afternoon noticed the unnamed, 42-year-old suspect who he believed had a suspended license and was wanted for several warrants.

A news release says the man drove away and then fled on foot, prompting the trooper to deploy a stun gun, causing the man to fall to the ground.

The suspect got up, however, and fled into the Juniata River. Troopers used the nearby canoe to catch up with him in the water and take him into custody.

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By Colin Jeffery

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