The Metropolitan Police arrested a man on Thursday, August 10, in connection with an incident in London on May 5 in which a jogger knocked a woman into the path of an oncoming bus.
The man was named in UK media reports as Eric Bellquist. His lawyers released a statement which said they had “irrefutable proof that he was in the United States at the time of the incident.”
CCTV footage released by the Metropolitan Police shows the incident, in which a man knocks the woman into the path of a bus, which has to swerve to avoid hitting her.
Police said that the 33-year-old victim sustained “minor injuries”.
According to police, the jogger returned to Putney Bridge 15 minutes later and carried on jogging, despite the victim attempting to speak to him.
The jogger is described as a “white man, aged early to mid 30s, with brown eyes and short brown hair”.
Sgt Mat Knowles, the investigating officer from Putney Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The victim was put in extreme danger when she was knocked into the road. It was only due to the superb quick reactions of the bus driver that she was not hit by the vehicle.” Credit: Metropolitan Police via Storyful