American Victim of Mistaken Identity in Jogging Assault

Police continue hunt for man who pushed woman into path of bus
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 12, 2017 9:10 AM CDT
London Cops: American Wasn't Jogger in Assault
London surveillance video shows a male jogger, top right, running towards a woman, bottom right, on Putney Bridge in London.   (Metropolitan Police via AP)

London police thought they'd gotten their man in a shocking incident in which a jogger shoved a woman into the path of a bus. On Thursday, they arrested a 41-year-old American investment banker over the May 5 incident on the city's Putney Bridge. Turns out ,he had a pretty good alibi: He could prove he was in the US at the time, reports the AP. On Saturday, police declared that he'd been "eliminated from the investigation."

His arrest came after police released surveillance video this week and asked the public for help identifying the male jogger, who appeared to deliberately shove a woman walking in the opposite direction into the path of a double-decker bus. Fortunately, she suffered only minor injuries because the bus was able to swerve out of the way, notes the BBC. Meanwhile, the hunt resumes anew for the actual jogger. (Read more jogger stories.)

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