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    Suspect chased from Brookline is arrested in Boston’s Muddy River

    Authorities tracked a suspect from Brookline to the Muddy River Friday.
    Brookline Fire Department
    Authorities tracked a suspect from Brookline to the Muddy River Friday.

    A wild police pursuit on foot and on the water Friday morning that began in Brookline ended when the suspect was apprehended by the Muddy River, officials said.

    The Brookline Fire Department tweeted a photo of authorities traversing the river on a motorized raft, and the police department added context.

    Brookline police tweeted, “A well-being check turned foot chase on the MBTA Green line led to the arrest of a suspect wanted on multiple warrants out of numerous jurisdictions. Well done scuba Steve.”


    The suspect’s name and charges weren’t immediately available. A Brookline police spokesman couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. A State Police spokesman said the suspect eventually came out of the river and was taken into custody by Brookline authorities.

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    At one point during the pursuit, the suspect sprinted through a Longwood Towers Condominium complex, according to an e-mail that management staff sent to residents. The e-mail message was obtained by the Globe.

    “This morning a man trespassed the Longwood Towers property, running through the building and out a back door while the Brookline Police were in active pursuit of this person,” the message read. “The man was chased through the building and outside where he ran across Colchester Street into the yards on the opposite side of the street and in the direction of Beacon Street. . . . (Building staff was aware of this man running through the building from the moment he entered the front circle, and he was pursued immediately.)”

    Travis Andersen can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.