Wanted sex offender rescued from Susquehanna River after bike chase: police
the man rescued from Susquehanna River was a sex offender fleeing police on Saturday, May 14, authorities said.
Norman Thomas Senior, 47, of Harrisburg, first led police on a bicycle chase when they attempted to arrest him on a warrant for violating Megan’s law by failing to register her address with the state police near the intersection of North Front and Verbeke streets.
Then he jumped into the river from the Market Street Bridge around 12:15 a.m., authorities said.
Firefighters had to send aid boats to rescue him, according to the Harrisburg Fire Department. He was brought to City Island and handed over to Life Team EMS, according to firefighters.
Senior was later arrested on Megan’s breaking the law warrant along with new charges of theft to avoid apprehension, false identification to law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct, according to the police.
He was held in the Dauphin County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bond, court records show.
His preliminary hearing was set before Magistrate District Judge Barbara W. Pianka for 9 a.m. on June 1, according to his latest roll.
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