Person jumps off Virginia bridge after police pursuit; 2 others arrested

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police are looking for a person who jumped from the West Norfolk Bridge after a pursuit early Tuesday morning.

The pursuit started at 4:52 a.m. and the vehicle crashed at 5:26 a.m. Two people were arrested and police were still looking for a third person.

WAVY’s crew at the scene spotted a man getting out of the water, shivering, and with a limp. He walked away as our camera was rolling and WAVY notified officers.

The man spotted limping from the scene. (WAVY video)

The West Norfolk Bridge was shut down for the search but has since reopened.

The Coast Guard and K-9 teams joined in the search and police were still looking in nearby neighborhoods as of 8 a.m.

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