April 9, 2014 2:59 PM

Escaping the grip of police, man plunges from Heart of America Bridge into Missouri River

Several Kansas City police officers briefly held the arm of a man before he fell from the Heart of America Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. He escaped their grip. Officials launched rescue boats and stationed spotters, but they could not find the man. The search was abandoned about 4:20 p.m. Wednesday.

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