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Man jumped into canal after traffic stop in North Fort Myers

Posted at 7:31 AM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-18 07:33:10-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fort Myers Police says a man fled and jumped into a canal yesterday in a North Fort Myers neighborhood after a traffic stop.

FMPD says they were conducting a traffic stop at approximately 8:30 pm yesterday in the area of Victoria Drive in North Fort Myers.

That’s when the male subject they attempted to stop, fled into a canal.

After searching for a short period Officers called off the search.

The subject is known to officers and charges may be pending according to an Official with FMPD.