Coast Guard assists local police in capture of subject in Norfolk

Coast Guard District 5 NewsPORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Norfolk and Chesapeake Police Departments requested assistance from the Coast Guard when a suspect attempted to evade capture by jumping into the water near the Waterside District of Norfolk, Wednesday.

A Coast Guard boatcrew aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small from Station Portsmouth received notification over VHF-FM channel 16 of a man in the water.

While en route, Norfolk Dispatch contacted the Coast Guard and requested assistance in guiding the man, a suspect in a case, back toward shore and waiting police officers.

“This is another great example of the collaborative efforts of first reponder agencies in the Tidewater Area,” said Lt. Brett Workman,Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads public affairs officer.

The Chesapeake Police took the man into custody upon reaching shore.

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