CRIME
08/10/2017 02:32 pm ET

Man Arrested After Woman Seen Knocked In Path Of London Bus: Police

A 50-year-old man was taken into custody two days after the video was released to the public.

A 50-year-old man has been arrested after a shocking video showed a London jogger appearing to push a woman into the path of an oncoming bus, police said.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, was arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm in connection with the May 5 incident along Putney Bridge, the Metropolitan Police Service announced.

He was taken to a south London police station for questioning before being released, pending further inquiries. An investigation continues into the incident, which left a 33-year-old woman with minor injuries, police said.

A woman is seen getting knocked over in front of an oncoming bus by a passing jogger.
Metropolitan Police
A woman is seen getting knocked over in front of an oncoming bus by a passing jogger.

News on an arrest came just two days after authorities released footage of the incident in a bid for help in identifying the jogger.

He had been described as in his early to mid-30s, with brown eyes and short, brown hair. He was wearing a light gray T-shirt and dark blue shorts at the time of the incident.

Police on Tuesday released this image of the man they wanted to question about the May 5 incident.
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Police on Tuesday released this image of the man they wanted to question about the May 5 incident.

The footage shows the woman being knocked over by the man as he runs past her. She topples onto the ground, with her head falling into the path of an oncoming bus. At the last second, the bus’s driver swerves to avoid hitting her.

The jogger keeps running in the video. Police said he returned about 15 minutes later but ignored the victim’s efforts to speak with him.

Police said they are still appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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