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Police: Man Jumped into River to Avoid Questioning

SCRANTON, Pa. — Police in Scranton say a man jumped into the Lackawanna River to escape questioning from officers. Officers tell Newswatch 16 David Malewi...

SCRANTON, Pa. -- Police in Scranton say a man jumped into the Lackawanna River to escape questioning from officers.

Officers tell Newswatch 16 David Malewich leaped into the water near Elm Street around 9 p.m. on Friday. He then floated down the river until the area of South Washington Street where he was captured by police.

Scranton police say they were trying to question Malewich about suspected drug activity in the area.

Officers tell Newswatch 16 Malewich was in the water for about 20 minutes before rescuers pulled him out. He was treated at the hospital for hypothermia.