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Cop Tackles Suspect Fleeing on Bike During Live TV Newscast (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A police officer recently tackled a wanted suspect who was trying to flee on a bicycle in Sacramento, Calif.

The dramatic arrest was caught on video (below) during a live newscast by CBS Sacramento cameraman James Taylor on Monday.

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Michael Kennedy, who is wanted for fleeing police, burglary and felony assault, was hiding from police officers in a neighborhood garage when he jumped on a bike and fled down a street, noted The Blaze.

However, a police officer leaped on Kennedy and pulled him to the ground.

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Bystander Louis Buchetto helped hold down Kennedy until more police arrived.

“I am not letting go, and I’m doing everything I can to keep that guy subdued, holding his arm, holding his neck,” Buchetto told CBS Sacramento.

Ironically, the live newscast was about Kennedy, who allegedly fled from a police officer at a nearby light rail station.

Police had set up a perimeter in the neighborhood in order to catch Kennedy.

“The police were looking through all the houses, all the yards,” resident Scott Brennan told CBS Sacramento.

Sources: CBS Sacramento and The Blaze