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 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.

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  • jimbrony

    Comment disappear? Awaiting moderation? You can thank the petulant child ALBERTCOHOL. He has a mental deficiency that prevents him from appreciating other viewpoints, so he just reports your comments. Have some fun people, flag everything you see from ALBERTCOHOL as much as you can.

    • albertcohol

      I have a great idea, and you will be following your doctor’s orders, because you know it helps your self-esteem
      why don’t you post under the other two of the three names you use on here, and give yourself some support so that others think that you actually have friends,
      when you actually only have imaginary ones.
      Oh yes, and I thank you for another use of one of my comments to you ( child ) I am flattered that you use my comments, since you only have anal ones.

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      • jimbrony

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