SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) – A wanted man was arrested Wednesday following a foot chase near the Santa Monica Pier.


Santa Monica police patrolling the area north of the pier sometime before 8:30 a.m. recognized the suspect, who had a warrant out for his arrest.

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The suspect tried to run, went onto the beach and tried to swim out into the ocean, going out about 15 to 20 feet.

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He was eventually captured. Aerial footage showed officers and lifeguards struggling to subdue him and get him into a patrol cruiser.

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His name and the details of the assault case were not known.